Tongues of fire series 1 lo res

Tongues of Fire series (1); 2020; 11″ x 14″; mixed media: alcohol ink & acrylic paint.

During this time when my world shrinks and my physical coming and going is limited by a Covid19 shelter in place to rooms in my house, my mind wanders to a place far away.

Last November, I worshiped in a North Vietnamese church, so newly born it still glowed with the embers of its originating fire. Now, as the outward trappings of daily life tremble and crumble, the inward probes mysteries. What is eternal? What is true, especially when all that is “normal” proves false?

What I felt in that gray, cement building, buried in a Communist commune, was real. Real  and true enough to light a flame in me. 

Tongues of fire series 2 lo res

Tongues of Fire series (2); 2020; 11″ x 14″; mixed media: oil based ink, alcohol ink, watercolor & acrylic paint, sidewalk chalk.

 

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