An essay by Peter Breen
Jugglers Art Space Inc, Level 1 Gallery,
April 13, 2017.
The drawing of silence.
I am now in the third triennium of my life if I live until I’m 90 and I am, inexorably, drawn to questions of my non-eternal physicality. Having come out of a fundamentalist Christian paradigm, the deeply entrenched fear of a literal hell and the wonder of a literal heaven paved with gold streets are, along with other constructs, relegated to a past long gone. But the unknowing of what is after death is drawing me to new spiritual inquiries as poetry, allegory, metaphor, art, music and silence overtake literalism as preferred pathways that comfort and enlighten. Of course, there is the possibility that I might have missed the fork in the road, but as I read in a gift shop in Ireland last year, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.”Read More