Duke University Chapel Durham, NC
I am sitting outside soaking up the 75 degree weather here in Durham. Sorry all of you Northerners! Snowstorm back in Minnesota. Duke University Chapel was kind enough to fly me down here to experience music, word and art through Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri (see tab at the top of my website page to hear excerpts and view the corresponding paintings up close.) I am here to talk about my paintings with those who might be interested and to attend the concert on Sunday (livestreaming at 3pm CT at http://chapel.duke.edu/dukestream-video-fallback or http://www.youtube.com/dukechapel). Dr. Brian Schmidt, director, includes musicians using replicas of the original instruments used. I am very pleased with how the paintings look at this beautiful chapel. At times, I have my doubts and uncertainties regarding my finished paintings. There is a feeling of vulnerability when you lay yourself open to people. And there is a certain letting go that has to happen. It is what it is...I did the best I could at the time I did it. There is a verse in Mark 14 that reads "She did what she could..." essentially. I think I'd like that on my gravestone. A bit of grace for the journey.
Robyn Sand Anderson