Author: Andrew Seal

hoodoo you remind me of


 
Celebrating Victoria Day here in Canada with this photo of the Queen Victoria hoodoo in Bryce Canyon from our memorable visit hiking the hoodoos in 2015.
 

Yom HaShoah

 
The Eternal Flame in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, which I drew on July 11th 1967, for this Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2019.

“The Eternal Flame, burning from a base fashioned like a broken bronze goblet, continuously illuminates the Hall, its smoke exiting the building through an opening at the highest point of the ceiling. Before it stands a stone crypt containing the ashes of Holocaust victims, brought to Israel from the extermination camps.”

Quotation from the Yad Vashem website

Homage to Leonardo

Vitruvian Man and Woman

On the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci who died on May 2nd 1519.

“If you set your legs so far apart as to take a fourteenth part from your height, and you open and raise your arms until you touch the line of the crown of the head with your middle fingers, you must know that the centre of the circle formed by the extremities of the out-stretched limbs will be the navel, and the space between the legs will form an equilateral triangle”


on Human Proportions from the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci


“The age as it flies glides secretly and deceives one and another; nothing is more fleeting than the years, but he who sows virtue reaps honour”


on Phlosophy from the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

a dedication


 
In posting this beautiful bouquet of the tulips, which we brought back from the Chilliwack Tulip Festival on Friday, my thoughts are with the family and friends of Lori Kaye who was murdered in the Poway Synagogue on Saturday and to whose memory they are dedicated.

tulipfest19

Always a special day visiting the annual Chilliwack Tulip Festival in the Fraser Vally.


 

Earth Day 2019


 

This landscape painted over thirty years ago has stood the test of time I think.
Let’s all work to make sure our planet does the same.

light in the darkness


 
Yesterday I took this picture of one of our beautiful camellia’s illuminated by the afternoon sun. Today I was going to post it for a happy Easter Sunday but now it evokes a very different emotion with the news from Sri Lanka this morning. I post it now with a heavy heart and send heartfelt condolences and sympathy to all those suffering so far away but yet so close, and hope that its beauty will help ease the pain of yet another dark day.

Notre Dame


 
I posted my painting of Notre Dame in November 2015 under the title Je Suis Paris in response to the terrorist attacks that had taken place in Paris on the 13th of November that year.

Today, seeing the sorrowful scenes from Paris of this iconic, majestic landmark engulfed in flames, a landmark that means so much to so many not only in Paris and France but around the world, Je Suis Paris once again.

a moment of reflection


 

Amidst the tranquil beauty of the Nitobe Memorial Garden on the University of British Columbia campus this morning this moment of reflection made my day,
hopefully it will make yours too.