This holy tune found its way into my heart and I carried it home to sing to my mom Rosemary when I cared for her until she passed away from Lewy Body Dementia Feb. 28, 2015. When I saw that mom was both enlivened and comforted by the words and the tune, I was struck by the healing potential of Alana’s gifts. I shared this with Alana and it sparked a conversation via email that led to her inviting me to paint in collaboration with her album project.
Painting has always been a dialogue with the divine for me. My inspiration, up until this project, came from nature, scripture and the lives of mystics we studied in the Living School. This collaboration added a new dimension: Alana’s vision for her new album and her moving words and voice. All of the paintings in this collection were created during my participation in the Living School; many were created between March 1 and June 27, 2015.