For Lent this year I painted a daily response to a series of meditations on little canvases [ 10.2 x 10.2 cm] and learnt a bit more about guache, acrylics, gesso , pencil and what they do. I learnt a bit more about how painting and doing art increases passion. I learnt how conceptualising and planning a work makes a difference to how I feel about the work, the sense at its resolution or otherwise. I learnt to rework some pieces. Each response was to a small book of Lenten readings by a friend [Mark Pierson] who for years has been compiling meditations to help the religious communities and those less religious – like me – make some sense of the long Christian tradition and story surrounding Easter.
Here are the works: [*The small purple dots represent the sacred place in the house] I installed these small works on one of the walls inside the gallery space at Jugglers for a couple of days recently and invited people to respond to them when they had a few reflective moments. You might like to do the same and let me know where any one or more of the images “take you”. There is no need to attempt any religious, spiritual or Easter overlay unless that is what comes up for you.