My solo show is up and running at ART In The YARD in Franschhoek (that town has a tricky name to spell correctly)...what a great experience it has been working with Georgia and her team, not forgetting Rob - gifted photographer. And my word, a more beautiful setting one couldn't ask for. The show runs until the 19th of October so if you are in that next of the beautiful Cape woods and winelands, go and check it out - would love to hear your thoughts.
I must confess, I have been challenged to know what to create? My professors in Florence always were on about it's not WHAT but HOW you paint. Yet the theme concept is so profound...'where the light shines through...' that I found myself exploring all manner of previous paths where I may have stumbled upon earlier answers.
Years ago I sat at a huge open hearth fireplace somewhere in Tuscany and engraved above it were the words...'In thy light do we see light' Psalm 36:9. Leonard Cohen sang it this way, 'There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.'
I borrow wisdom from both.
In the revelation of who God is and how much He loves me. For in His love I see (comprehend) how broken I am, how many wayward cracks I have. Cracks that only His mercy can reveal - and heal. The world doesn't care, it sells the lie that I am fine but actually I am not. And in the kindness of revealing, when my broken parts are seen for what they are, in the re-defining light of who He is...then my journey to wholeness starts. God's kindness leading me - that's where the light shines through.
This collection includes some of my responses to that leading.