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Reform Magazine | August 13, 2020

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Art in Focus

Art in focus: November 2019

27/11/2019 |

Kevin and the BlackbirdClive Hicks-Jenkins, screen print

Let me introduce you to Kevin. His Irish name is Caoimhín (or possibly Cóemgen) and he was the founder and first abbot of the monastic settlement in Glendalough, County Wicklow, in the sixth century. Little … Read More

Art in focus: October 2019

27/10/2019 |

The Peace KidsJonathan Kis-Lev and crew, spray and wall paint

In September 2014, this image appeared on a wall in Tel Aviv, Israel. Simultaneously, it appeared in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem and on the Israeli West Bank’s separation wall. … Read More

Art in focus: September 2019

27/09/2019 |

The Ancient of DaysWilliam Blake, etching and watercolour

It’s a very bold thing to do, to picture God. But this didn’t deter the visionary artist William Blake. He made this image of the Ancient of Days – the title taken … Read More

Art in focus: July/August 2019

27/07/2019 |

Self Portrait on the Edge of Loch Linnhe Phill Hopkins, photograph

Here’s a beautiful shot of Loch Linnhe in Scotland. Look more closely. A shadow is cast across the rocks and water. The artist is present. Phill Hopkins employs photography, … Read More

Art in focus: June 2019

27/06/2019 |

Lichtkreuze (Crosses of Light) Ludger Hinse, coloured or coated acrylic glass

This cross, by the artist Ludger Hinse, hangs in Bautzen, Germany – and what a cross! The contrast between the traditional space and Hinse’s ‘cross of light’ is striking. The … Read More

Art in focus: May 2019

27/05/2019 |

Mary and ElizabethKate Green, watercolour and ink on paper

The artist Kate Green recently took part in an Ignatian prayer meditation exercise as part of a spiritual direction training course. Participants were encouraged not only to read the story often … Read More