On Ancient and Recent Journeys - Perspectives on Becoming Artistic Director at Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew for the Episcopal Response to Aids
Church of St Luke & St Matthew, Brooklyn NY
The sun-drenched fascade of of St Luke & St Matthew Church in January greeted me on my way to the confirmation meeting.
Of the many details, I was struck by the large and colorful twelve about one-petaled window. Details of which I will reveal a bit later on.
See if you can the author/artist.
I was reminded of the famous Kepler's Conjecture as asking for proof in three dimensions of the maximum number of spheres that can be packed about one central sphere.
Here we have in two-dimensional flat representation in three-dimensional space of twelve about one with special oblate spheres or petals.
Hyperbolic Flowers - Pereira 2009
Halle with the help of many who had tried before who had come before him including Issac Newton finally, came up with the ingenious proof a few years back. The answer is Twelve about One but proving it took a few Centuries.
Implications have been and are elegant and profound in our deeper understandings of aesthetics of Nature, Faiths, Sciences and the Arts.
That Journey is fascinating on its own and I welcome many to try it on for size and fun.
Here is a hint or two on my own journeys with Six about One.
Hexagonal Matrix - On Kepler's Conjecture
Pereira - 2008
Six about One
Dark Matter Quark Fields
Pereira - 2011
Twelve Spheres about One
Dark Matter Quark Fields
Pereira - 2012
These are some thoughts that struck me at the Window on my way to this meeting.
I am too often the curious and dumbstruck looking fellow standing in the middle of the street, wide-eyed, mouth agape as traffic swerves, screeches and honks about scribbling Pyrrhic notes in an imaginary notebook.
Back to the Church.
Can you Guess at the Author/Artist?
What a wonderful bejeweled series of surfaces and spaces. Light captured and transformed into many-valued expressions and narrations..absorbed with sidelong glances on the way to a meeting for which I don't want to be late.
Being easily dumbstruck by beauty it was proved a difficult assignment.
At the office I was greeted by a lovely Miss of the beaming Smile.
Lady of the Beaming Smile
She ushered me into the committee room.
Wayne our Treasurer with the backdrop of that Great Light.
More Stained Glass Marvels
I wasgetting the feeling of something familiar.
Dear Dina. Friend and Sponsor and Angel.
Truly marvelous to meet such a dedicated group of people. Selfish and good-humored.
We had worked on World Aid Day just a few before and this our chance to share life stories and hopes for the future. Dina and I found out we we share work we had done with the Momentum Aids group back in the nineties when I was in Soho.
We focused on the upcoming Aids March New York in May.
With warmth and enthusiasm I was sworn in as Artistic Director.
I was given a Tour of the Church and the restorations in play.
Are you getting closer to the Artist?
Here a few more Clues.
Clues from the Church.
Briefly let me detour to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a collection there in the newly renovated American Wing on my recent tour there.
Over Eager Leads to Blurry Snaps of the Ziggurat Staircase
"Sidelong Antiquity" to Quote from Keat's Ode to a Grecian Urn
The Moon was Full and not so Blurry
Interior of the MET
I began my Journey(s) to the American Wing with Egypt.
From Egypt to America I travelled with a few more interesting detours.
Pictures bespeak the thousand Words.
Our Soul Friend
Stopped to Window Shop some Ancient Jewelry
Thought of New Soul Mate
Ancient Hair meets Ancient Hair
Time and Timing.
Left Egypt for Lands of the Buddha in China and India
Played a Board Game in China
Magical Memories and Incarnations
Near and Far East Travels
My Maps with Dear Israel Intact
Writing Hunting Fishing and the Like
Beautiful Lands of Mohamed
Catching my Breath with a splendid view of where I am.
Nearing the American Wing.
Long Journeys Home.
Rodin, The Impressionists, Van Gogh, Monet, Pissaro, Picasso, Mattise, Chagall...
The American Wing - Birds Eye View
Our Author/Artist from the Church...
I recognized the Stained Glass
MET Interior - American Wing
The Fine Glass Works
From Egypt to America
ALL WORKS OF LOUIS TIFFANY
Quite a Journey.
New Hopes's Dawn (Lovers) - Oil on Canvas 16" x 20"
Peter G Pereira 2000
New Hopes's Dawn (Lovers) -
Color Etching on Arche Paper/16" x 20"
Peter G Pereira 2011