Category: art

Claudy Jongstra ~ Labyrinth of Herbs

Claudy Jongstra ~ Labyrinth of Herbs

~ ArtWay Visual Meditation February 2, 2014 Claudy Jongstra: Labyrinth of Herbs Pilgrimage   by Wilma Wagenaar   High windows and walls, whispering silence, welcoming light – we have arrived.   Our journey takes us over the motorway, through the suburbs of Tilburg, deeper and deeper into Brabant’s countryside. Under a viaduct we go, over […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ January 26, 2014

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ January 26, 2014

~ Andy Goldsworthy: Rain Shadows All is Vanity: Goldsworthy’s Rain Shadows by Jim Watkins Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. The sun […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~  January 19, 2014

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ January 19, 2014

~ Mari Andriessen: Saint Barbara In Search of a New Life  by Rob den Boer  Saint Barbara looks at us from above the market square of Culemborg, a small city in the middle of the Netherlands, as if she is peacefully resting in a sarcophagus. Her effigy is immured in the tower façade of the […]

 ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ January 5, 2014

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ January 5, 2014

~ Liviu Mocan: The Spring Contemplating Livian Mocan’s sculpture The Spring for The Feast of the Epiphany  by  Hannah Main – van der Kamp  “Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart “Be strong, fear not! Isaiah 35:3-5 It’s the dead of winter; no […]

January 2014 ~ The Foundations of Spiritual Practice

January 2014 ~ The Foundations of Spiritual Practice

~ Archangel Michael January 2014 ~ The Foundations of Spiritual Practice ~ Hear  the  words of the Ancient Ones as they echo, Through The Long Winter Nights. ~ The Archangel Michael Guides Us Home To Where The Heart is. ~ Brother Bear is in his den, re-creating in Earth Mother’s womb. The Medicine Wheel is […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ December 29, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ December 29, 2013

Hans Thomann: Aureole Radiation  by Patrik Scherrer  A human figure stands in the centre of an aureole of fireworks. Fifty wooden sticks radiate from the man’s chest in all directions, corresponding as to form with the rebar steel out of which he is put together – see for instance the legs. The white body contrasts […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ December 22, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ December 22, 2013

~ Charalambos Epaminonda: Madonna of the Woods An Icon of Deep Incarnation  by John A. Kohan   Joy to the world! The Lord is come, Let earth receive her King We are so familiar with these words from the much-loved Christmas carol by English hymn writer Isaac Watts we no longer hear their radical message. God […]

The Birth & Life Of Christ and Mary ~

The Birth & Life Of Christ and Mary ~

~   Christmas is a time for giving. Not all gifts keep on giving, but there is one gift that is for everyone that does keep on giving. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, as a gift to the World. Luke 2:10-11 Most of us have probably heard the story of the birth of Jesus, […]

 Faeries and Things ~ By Gwendolyn R Ward & Angel Bryant Illustrator ~

Faeries and Things ~ By Gwendolyn R Ward & Angel Bryant Illustrator ~

Faeries and Things is a collection of poems about mythical creatures that is designed to fire the imagination and fuel dream time. It is beautifully illustrated and will enchant children and adults alike. A Beautiful book of poems about magical creatures that will enchant children and adults alike. Take a peak inside…     ~ The […]

 ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ December 15, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ December 15, 2013

~ Deborah Sokolove: Considering Incarnation A Narrative of Hands and Wings  by Deborah Sokolove Considering Incarnation is based on nine moments in the Gospel accounts surrounding the birth of Jesus. The narrative is reduced to simple relationships of hands and wings, telling the story as a series of conversations of humans with one another and with […]

 ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ December 8, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ December 8, 2013

~ Keith Haring: The Life of Christ Love Descending   by Tom De Craene   In my teens you could not miss it. Every wall with graffiti, every cool T-shirt, just about all wrapping-paper for school books had an image by Keith Haring. Back then I was not really enamoured by the very recognizable style […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ November 24, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ November 24, 2013

~   Erica Grimm: Only Say the Word Leaping into the Liminal       by Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson       Visual art can make manifest what discursive language is ill suited to convey.   Erica Grimm       Love is not consolation. It is light.   Simone Weil    The body is […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ November 17, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ November 17, 2013

~ Brian Whelan: St Martin-in-the-Fields Church The Proximity of the Sacred and Profane  by Meryl Doney  Houses, parks, roads and pavements jostle one another for space. In the middle, St Martin-in-the-Fields stands boldly, as it does in the real Trafalgar Square, London. St Martin himself rides across the sky among the stars, his famed cloak […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ October 20, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ October 20, 2013

~ James Turrell: Breathing Light  Within the Light  by Olga Lah  Look within yourself and welcome the light. Quaker adage  James Turrell is an American artist who has spent much of his career working with the medium of light. Rather than offering objects, he creates or captures specific experiences of light itself. He places his […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ October 13, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ October 13, 2013

~ Mark Rothko: White and Greens in Blue Can God be Portrayed?  by Wessel Stoker  Looking at Rothko’s White and Greens in Blue (1957) is a fascinating activity. On a clear blue background three horizontal fields are placed above each other. At first glance the largest plane seems black, but gradually you start to see […]

 ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ October 6, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ October 6, 2013

~ Worku Goshu: Universe 1 and Universe 2 Universe 1  I worship your presence I adore your holy pre-science. You envisioned your works from time out of mind called the planets to be by the infinity of your wisdom. And your creation was like a wheel moving perpetually towards the score of a world without […]

 ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ September 15, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ September 15, 2013

~ Julia Skeen: Cornucopia Biblica I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10  Cornucopia Biblica and the Tabernacle of the Fridge  by Chris Mann For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ September 1, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ September 1, 2013

~ Claudia Alvarez: Falling Rope of Silence Where Worlds Collide: The Art of Claudia Alvarez by Steve Scott In his book The Community of the Beautiful the late Alenjandro Garcia-Rivera maps new ways of exploring the relationship between Beauty and Truth. As part of his exploration he frames an aesthetic that is rooted in a […]

 ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ August 25, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ August 25, 2013

~ Marc Cazalet: Christ the Light of Hackney Nurturing the Spirit by John Pridmore Hackney has been branded as Britain‘s ‘worst place to live’. We can see why those for whom statistics are sacred might make that judgement. Hackney bumps along the bottom of any table of social well-being you care to consult. Hackney also has a reputation […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ August 11, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ August 11, 2013

~ Jackson Pollock: Autumn Rhythm Picturing the Resurrection   by Linda Stratford  Some skeptic is sure to ask, “Show me how resurrection works. Give me a diagram; draw me a picture. What does this ‘resurrection body’ look like?” I Corinthians 15:35, The Message  In the West the visual imagery of art objects has long fulfilled a […]

August ~ Goddess of Laurel Blossom ~ Xu Hui

August ~ Goddess of Laurel Blossom ~ Xu Hui

~ Xu Hui was a concubine of Emperor Taizong of Tang Dynasty. It was said that she was so clever that she was able to speak when she was five months old and when she was at the age of 8, she can even write poems. Due to her talent, she was selected as one […]

 ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ July 28, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ July 28, 2013

~ Kjell Nupen: The Norwegian Churches of Geilo and Søm and the Chapel of Ansgar Painting with Light by Caroline Levisse Kjell Nupen is a Norwegian artist, whose most important medium is painting. His canvases are contemplative meditations in paint. They often are somewhat melancholic in character, partly through the use of the colour blue that […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ July 21, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ July 21, 2013

~ Jolanda Koedoot-Berghout: Trapped Beyond the Veil   by Heather Hancock   With each viewing of Trapped by Jolanda Koedoot-Berghout I experience both subtle and obvious depictions of the Christian story and can’t help being drawn into the painting/story anew each time. At first glance, the bold, vibrant colour scheme and ruggedly textured canvas appear […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ July 14, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ July 14, 2013

Hanneke de Munck: Narek A Cry for Mercy by José Verheule Dutch artist Hanneke de Munck scraped out a piece of driftwood to make it into a primitive field shrine. To this shrine she tied the sculpture of a young desperate girl, cut from purple wood from South America. The girl seems somehow to have […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ July 7, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ July 7, 2013

~ Emily Carr: Wood Interior and Big Raven Life More Abundant   by Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson    “Go, find a spot to sit in. Don’t see much here? Wait. […] Everything is green. Everything is waiting and still. Slowly things begin to move, to slip into their places. Groups and masses and lines tie themselves together. […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ June 30, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ June 30, 2013

~ Edward Knippers: The Stoning of Stephen A Modern Christian Use of the Nude   by Rev. David L. Hatton, RN There is nothing in all the world more beautiful or significant of the laws of the universe than the nude human body. In fact it is not only among artists but among all people that […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ June 23, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ June 23, 2013

  ~ David Claerbout, The Matrix and Icons  How God Sees Us    by Reinier Sonneveld An Asian family stand on a square. A child just threw a ball. The father or grandfather is watching. The sun is shining bright. Next you see the same scene from a different angle:   And then from yet […]

 ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ June 16, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ June 16, 2013

~ Stephen De Staebler: Yoke Winged Man Grace and Gravity      by Erica L. Grimm   I remember the day I heard. May 13th 2011 the internationally renowned American artist, Stephen De Staebler, died. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, Stephen had now returned to the earth that was such an integral part of his […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ June 9, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ June 9, 2013

~ Mary McCleary: Goldfinch in Thorns Not Ashamed   by Ned Bustard   For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek, Romans 1:16 (ESV)   In Goldfinch in Thorns—a 2010 collage by 2011 […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ June 2, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ June 2, 2013

~ Levan Kharanauli: Baby Shoes Baby Shoes   by Anna Mgaloblishvili   Levan Kharanauli is a Georgian painter. He was born into a family that has special connections with words and language. Levan’s father, Besik Kharanauli, is a gifted poet, originally from the mountainous region of Georgia. In 2011 he was nominated for the Nobel […]

Design for Life ~ Feng Shui

Design for Life ~ Feng Shui

  Design for Life Applying Feng Shui in Your Living Room by Madisyn Taylor Address the energy needs of the heart of your home and you will find your home is soon buzzing with a new feeling of harmony. A well-kept home can be compared to a living being in optimal health—it is fueled by […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ May 26, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ May 26, 2013

Aaron Douglas: The Creation   The Creation   by James Weldon Johnson   And God stepped out on space, And he looked around and said: I’m lonely — I’ll make me a world.   And far as the eye of God could see Darkness covered everything, Blacker than a hundred midnights Down in a cypress […]