As the poets and painters of centuries have tried to tell us, art is not about the expression of talent or the making of pretty things. It is about the preservation and containment of soul. It is about arresting life and making it available for contemplation.
Art captures the eternal in the everyday, and it is the eternal that feeds soul.Spirituality is seeded, germinates, sprouts and blossoms in the mundane. It is to be found and nurtured in the smallest of daily activities.
Many of the arts practiced at home are especially nourishing to the soul because they foster contemplation and demand a degree of artfulness….. ongoing care for the soul rather than seek for a cure appreciates the mystery of human suffering and does not offer the illusion of a problem-free life.
It sees every fall into ignorance and confusion as an opportunity to discover that the beast residing at the centre of the labyrinth is also an angel.