Monday, September 14, 2009

SUMMER BY MEINRAD CRAIGHEAD


“My personal vision of God the Mother, incarnated in my mother and her mother, gave me from childhood, the clearest certainty of woman as the truer image of divine spirit because she was a force living within me.  She was more real, more powerful than the remote fathergod I was educated to have faith in.  I believed in her because I experienced her”

“I draw and paint from my own myth of personal origin.  Each painting I make begins from some deep source where my mother and grandmother, and all my foremothers, still live; it is as if the line moving from pen or brush coils back to the original matrix. So my creative life is itself an image of God the Mother and her unbroken story of emergence in our lives.”
From The Mother’s Songs, Images of God the Mother

meinrad craighead
Catholic contemplative artist

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