The beauty of the the Pacific Spirit Park today is so poignant against the news of such tragic loss of so many lives in Bulgaria, many of whom were children, and in Wisconsin with the added loss today of 8 year old Jackson Sparks who was so cruelly struck down proudly marching with his baseball team in what should have been a joyful Christmas Parade. All of these grieving families are in our thoughts tonight as I know they must be in yours.
Yesterday’s Massacre of the Innocents in Kabul was simply heartbreaking. This drawing today includes both a sketch based on a Reuter’s photo together with one of a section of Giotto’s Massacre of the Innocents c. 1305 from the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, which moved me so much when we visited twenty years ago. There are no words but a need to express with this drawing outrage, despair and remembrance.
A watercolour painted this morning listening to the news from
Dallas, Minnesota and Baton Rouge.