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Current Gallery: NaturesHermitage ( piece)
(Please note that there is text beside each image, telling the story -- you will need to click on it to read in-full). . . . I have visited the Abbey of Gethsemani, outside of Bardstown, Kentucky, for over 30 years now. Gethsemani was, for many years, the monastic home of Thomas Merton (known there as Brother Louis, or Louie) a monk recognized worldwide as a profoundly influential writer, ecumenicist, social activist, naturalist, artist, and poet of the mid-twentieth century. Merton was my mentor in all these respects, and therefore the monastery holds a special place in my heart. Today, the monastery remains a place of refuge, a sanctuary in the midst of a disordered world, grounded in the rural environment it shares with its farming neighbors. "Nature's Hermitage" is a gallery of art images, sometimes with grainy or saturated effects, all icons of my meditations during my last sojourn to the monastery. It was summer 2005. I had the privilege of making a solitary retreat at a hermitage, quite by itself, which had been built by hand by another celebrated monk-artist. Out of that sojourn came these images, blessed by holy silence, time measured by light and shadow, rambles through woodlands, up hills, across meadows and fields. There is the image of the full moon night's magic, a hooded monk washing dishes, sculptures discovered at the bend in the path. . . . Well, I won't say more. Please enter, and walk these paths. See what calls to you . . . . And for more information about this gallery, about purchasing any art work, and about me as an artist, please read my Profile. (NOTE: All images and words in this gallery are the property of the artist, J.E. Bannerman, and are copyright protected)
  • Hermitage of the Soybean Field Hermitage of the Soybean Field
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  • Abbey of Gethsemani, First View Abbey of Gethsemani, First View
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  • ST JOSEPH & SKY - Abbey of Gethsemani ST JOSEPH & SKY - Abbey of Gethsemani
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  • Hands of Prayer, Abbey of Gethsemani Hands of Prayer, Abbey of Gethsemani
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  • Solitude No. 3 Solitude No. 3
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  • Portal of Silence Portal of Silence
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  • Art Hermitage Enclosure Art Hermitage Enclosure
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  • Solitude No. 1 Solitude No. 1
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  • Earth Madonna Earth Madonna
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  • St Joseph Watch Over Us St Joseph Watch Over Us
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  • Waters of Life No. 1 Waters of Life No. 1
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  • monastic soybean field monastic soybean field
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  • Once Upon A Time No. 1 Once Upon A Time No. 1
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  • Creature Blessings Creature Blessings
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  • Peace is Where You Find It Peace is Where You Find It
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  • Light in the Darkness No. 1 Light in the Darkness No. 1
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  • The Fire Within The Fire Within
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  • The Light FInds You The Light FInds You
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  • Herimitage Moon No. 1 Herimitage Moon No. 1
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  • woods hermitage woods hermitage
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  • Rest and Pray No. 1 Rest and Pray No. 1
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  • Hermitage Moon No. 2 Hermitage Moon No. 2
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  • New Day Dawning New Day Dawning
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  • Work and Pray:  Monastery Fields Work and Pray:  Monastery Fields
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  • Monk In The Kitchen Monk In The Kitchen
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  • Anchor of Faith Anchor of Faith
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  • Crossroads Crossroads
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