Monday, August 21, 2006


Many years ago the comments from the guy who became a mentor and friend to me, John Smith, had a huge impact on my appreciation of the arts. The arts, he said, were the 'nerve ends of a culture'. Music, poetry, theatre, film, sculpture, fine art, storytelling .... were oh so absent in my church experience of early years. How I've remedied that these days!!

It's been great to commission several artists to work on 8 pieces of work based on the 'Beatitudes' of Christ in Matthew's Gospel. This week we took delivery of Anthony Jones' contribution of an oil based work on 'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (justice), for they will be filled'....

Have a ponder, think Nestle, think corporate faceless America shafting the poor. Me thinks this will cause a pleasant stir, along with the other completed pieces going to be exhibited away from our venue, at Greenbelt Festival this weekend.


Barro said...

mate, love this image, hope it all goes well, hope to see ya all soon again

Adrian said...

'Think Nestle'etc... have been doing this for sometime and we try to buy as much Fairtrade stuff as we can. Also trying to reduce our dependance on supermarkets I consider them a part of the corporate system. Thanks for another thought provoking post.