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Reform Magazine | July 30, 2021

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Art in Focus

Art in Focus – July/August 2021

29/06/2021 |

St Augustine’s Confessions, Part 3 (Series)Gillian Lever, 2016

Sometimes abstract art can go to the heart of things. This joyful image was made by artist Gillian Lever. She says, ‘Art making for me is a mindful and mystical occupation, centring … Read More

Art in Focus – June 2021

28/05/2021 |

Adam Meets the AnimalsDetail from the Tapestry of the Creation(11th – 12th century), Girona Cathedral, Italy

Adam is looking in wonder at the variety of creatures surrounding him. And well he might. He seems to be encountering a unicorn! This … Read More

Art in Focus – May 2021

23/04/2021 |

Tears of Gold: Portrait of a Yazidi womanHannah Rose Thomas, 2014

During the Syrian civil war, Isis abducted and enslaved more than 6,000 Yazidi women and children. Many of those who escaped ended up at the Jinda Centre, a rehabilitation … Read More

Art in Focus – April 2021

26/03/2021 |

Cross We BearSokari Douglas-Camp, steel, glass, acetate, 90s air

The brilliance of art is that one image can convey multiple meanings, and keep on delivering new insights the longer you live with it. In 1999, sculptor Sokari Douglas-Camp made this … Read More

Art in Focus – March 2021

01/03/2021 |

KintsugiPottery, powdered gold

Broken tea bowl? Disaster! But wait. Look more closely. Those cracks are filled with gold.

This is an example of the ancient Japanese tradition of Kintsugi – the art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or … Read More

Art in Focus – February 2021

26/02/2021 |

Traditional Bihar designsBaby Sharma, natural dyes and pigments

Baby Sharma is painting a design traditional to the Madhubani or Mithila region of Bihar, India. These paintings – done by hand, using natural dyes and pigments – mostly depict deities from … Read More