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A New World: Contemporary Art Exploring Dorothy Day's Vision of Social Justice

Last fall I was invited to contribute a piece to this show which opens December 16 at the Sheen Center in New York City. Though I have created a few portraits of Dorothy Day (see my recent posts for two of them), I chose to send this scratchboard drawing instead. The exhibit juxtaposes excerpts from Dorothy's writings with art addressing the ideals she devoted her life to such as social justice, voluntary poverty, resistance to racial prejudice, and nonviolence. The artists represented in the show include those, like myself, whose artwork has appeared in The Catholic Worker newspaper as well artists who have been homeless and imprisoned. My image of a woman kneading dough was originally created to illustrate Christ's parable of the leaven, certainly apropos considering the strength and persistence of the legacy inspired by Dorothy's life. I also see in this image the voluntary simplicity of Dorothy, her respect for domestic work, and her service to others. The woman's …

An urgent request from Die Zeit

Fortunately I checked my email last Tuesday morning. The subject line was "urgent request from a German newspaper." They wanted second rights to my illustration of Pope Francis. Their deadline was in four hours. Glad to oblige.

Vector art

Lately as I find myself away from my studio and supplies for extended periods, I've been brushing up on my digital skills so I can make art anywhere. Here's a recent image that will appear on the cover of the September issue of Celebration. My inspiration was Psalm 63.
I've also discovered a printmaking studio, Runaway Press, here in Bellingham so I am hoping to continue to work in more traditional media as well. Nothing can replace the beauty of ink on actual paper, in my opinion.



Another Dorothy Day cover

My image of the mature Dorothy Day, originally created for a column in St. Anthony Messenger, gets a second life on the cover of this new edition of The Reckless Way of Love recently published by Plough. They did a great job with the book design.

Cover art

St. Anthony Messenger picked up my image of Dorothy Day for their August 2016 cover.

More for the Year of Mercy

Completed this morning: "Comfort the Afflicted" from a series on the Works of Mercy for the University of Notre Dame.