2020 Lenten Reflections: A Holy Island Pilgrimage Part 14

Part 14 – Impressions Gallery

We continue our walk through the village to step inside the Impressions Gallery

Anna Raine invites us to appreciate the gentle welcome of this small gallery and ponder the stories that specific pictures evoke in us…

A gentle welcome awaits you at the Impressions Gallery,

a pool of peacefulness, just one step from the street.

One man from Birmingham in love with Holy Island

went home and painted nothing else, until this place

collected the overflow with play of light and colour,

seeing what we see, but holding the moment for us.

Every picture – and each title – is a story.

Miracles often happen;

but the discipline of noticing – is gift!

Lenten Journal 📚📖

As you watch each of these lenten videos, we invite you to pause and collect your thoughts in words, images and music.

📕A welcome awaits in this safe haven.

A Safe Haven by John Tierney

This is one of John Tierney’s paintings (the artist from Birmingham who inspired this reflection). Where is your safe haven? Where is your pool of peacefulness?  Describe it in words as if for another then recieve it back as a gift from God.  

📗Play of light and colour

Read Psalm 139. Be especially aware of verses 11 & 12. 

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,

and the light about me be night,” 

even the darkness is not dark to you;

the night is bright as the day,

for darkness is as light with you.

In daylight, sit in a room near a window. See how the clouds play with the light and their affect upon the colour. 

Return at another time during daylight hours. What differences do you notice?

Finally, sit at dusk.  Record your response to the shifting waves of light. 

📘 Holding the moment for us. 

What moment would you ask an artist to hold for you? 

From all the moments in the accounts of Jesus meeting people which is the one moment you would ask an artist to ‘hold’ for you? 

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