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Thousand Word Fridays: Peace be my Tailwind

Acrylic on Canvas (Digitally Modified)  - Jason Sierra (2011)

Acrylic on Canvas (Digitally Modified) – Jason Sierra (2011)

Being exposed to the native cultures of the Pacific Northwest was a humbling and transformative experience, drawing me into a rich visual vocabulary and tradition. The dove is a constant symbol in our house, a symbol of the peacework that my partner does and a sign of covenant and promise, the constant search for a peaceful and solid place to land. Seattle wasn’t quite it, so still we’re searching…

Never a Dull Moment With The Pope

After saying a prayer for the Ukraine yesterday Pope Francis and some school children released two doves, a symbol of peace for Christians,  in St. Peter’s Square.  The two birds were immediately attacked by a seagull and a black crow. Much to the relief of the tens of thousands of people who had gathered to hear the Pontiff, both doves were able to escape with their lives but not before receiving some pretty serious abuse.  There is always something unexpected going on with His Holiness but this time it wasn’t of his making.

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