sorrow

reflections on this day


 
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.

massacre of the innocents

 

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 day of sorrow and heroism

Germany 1939 – America 2018

Whatever happened to “Never again.”

No words except to say to those grieving and suffering today you are in all of our hearts.

day of sorrow

A day of sorrow and despair for the families and friends of too many innocent, precious lives lost and injured in Manchester. I would like to express my sympathy and condolences to them all and my gratitude to those who have shown the true face of humanity in helping them in every way possible.

the crying poppy

Poppy vi

A watercolour painted this morning listening to the news from
Dallas, Minnesota and Baton Rouge.

In remembrance.