Christmas is defined by two things. Those who are present, and those who no longer are. It took me leaving the country, and myself, to realise this. Love is what we have, love is all we have. Cherish it.
We might have recently lost Mirka Mora, but to me, she is inexorably linked to the past, and the memories of home that never waver.
In times of short attention, art seems to be a passe institution. However, the more things change, the more we should covet the methods of the old masters.
What inspires the artist? The process is varied as much as it is guarded, so we’re asking some to share. First up, musician Anita Lester on religion and living death.
The passing of verbal sage Leonard Cohen has touched many, but for myself, it’s a deep jolt, and I reconcile my pain with his immortal words.