Trinity Western University
2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre
7600 Glover Rd
Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1
"It was such a delight for me to see and contemplate your works. Being in natural resource management in one form or another all my life, your works deeply resonated with me on so many levels. "
Dave, Port Moody, BC
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About the Artists
The three exhibiting artists, all from British Columbia, include Jayne Patrick, from the Fraser Valley, Tracie Stewart, from Chilliwack and Nerrisa Ng from Coquitlam.
Learn more about Jayne Patrick's inspiration for her artwork on Jayne's Inspirations Blog and her experience as a Gwaii Haanas Artist in Residence
noun: communion; noun: Communion; noun: Holy Communion
1. the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level.
common participation in a mental or emotional experience.
2. the service of Christian worship at which bread and wine are consecrated and shared.
the consecrated bread and wine so administered and received.
Having both secular and ecclesiastic definitions, the word communion evokes a range of associations. Three artists explore the notion of communion with nature as a form of spirituality, thereby transcending the word’s two defining ideas. The artists share a common thread - experiencing unity with nature - yet each brings a unique perspective to their collective work.
While in nature a communion with the spiritual is almost palpable. As I work to create art for the environment, I share my perceptions of nature & energy, celebrations of life & the transcendence of a location. Identifying through maps ~ they inspire a pride of place, and a connection with community. They also inspire us to seek adventure. Through mark making we document a here and now that is forever changing; being molded by the essence of an interconnected universe. A communion with nature.
Off the coast of northern British Columbia lies a nature conservation area called Gwaii Haanas, part of the Haida Gwaii archipelago. From my time spent in this area of pristine wilderness came an understanding that within the astounding biodiversity of a healthy ecosystem, there is what I call ‘the Beautiful Order’. Exquisite mathematical patterns are repeated in natural forms and timeless rhythms. Hierarchal branching, ripples, rings, perfect spiral architectures and numerous other instances of physical order are found in the landscape. These elements have a relationship to each other; everything is connected to everything, from the tiniest organism in the ocean to the giants of the forest. These elements ebb and flow in response to each other, leaving records in rock, soil, tissue, and in the air and water.
Humans are part of the Beautiful Order, both physically and spiritually, but often we are disconnected from it. Only when we take time to (re)unite our spiritual relationship with nature are we able to nurture a healthy and productive place for ourselves in the Order, and by doing so, play our role in maintaining balance with everything else.
I see in you a thousand images.
Your loveliness expressed.
There exists no word to describe,
How my soul catches sight of you.
I see in you a thousand images,
Your power and strength expressed.
Eternity is what you show,
As you reveal the glory of our Lord.