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Oshilaja Hemsley

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In submitting an article to a spiritual magazine, the question of what constitutes spiritual and healing art came up. And a quick browse on the web brought up the usual perceptions and presentations of humanoid angels, a very blonde Jesus Christ (who we know from historical facts that he could not have been fair skinned and blonde), airbrushed or Photoshopped dolphins, and Disneyesque ___stairways to heaven___. How did we get to subscribing to this Hollywood rendition of spiritual art? And why do we love to limit ourselves so, either through language or through perceptions. Has anyone thought that we could all be angels and we could all be carrying our own wings in various shapes and colour even though we can__™t see them? (Perhaps that__™s another article in itself… Continue reading… 1 comment

Bless Blurb and all who work there! They make it so easy for artists and photographers (and indeed anyone with something to say) to publish pristine editions of their work. You can design and print one book, brochure, catalogue, or album, or you can have a hundred... either way, it doesn't cost a lot. And of course there's a whole community of support from book designers and sellers. I recently joined this merry band of Blurbites, and have just taken delivery of my first publication which gives a visual snapshot of my work spanning over 15 years. This little book is a great tool to have on my travels as I meet people who aren't familiar with my eclectic works. It's also very necessary for art fairs and trade shows. Have a look, and enjoy - www.blurb… Continue reading… 1 comment