When I first experienced the art work of Doris McCarthy I was so overwhelmed that I sat and cried. She is a Canadian landscape painter – her iceberg paintings are ethereal, the colours muted greens, blues, whites. I felt invited to peace – what somehow opened my heart to tears was the depiction of the icebergs – she included all the mass and shapes of ice under the ocean all of it semi opaque. I think I was struck by the layers of unknown in our understanding – so often we are limited...

When I first experienced the art work of Doris McCarthy I was so overwhelmed that I sat and cried. She is a Canadian landscape painter – her iceberg paintings are ethereal, the colours muted greens, blues, whites. I felt invited to peace – what somehow opened my heart to tears was the depiction of the icebergs – she included all the mass and shapes of ice under the ocean all of it semi opaque. I think I was struck by the layers of unknown in our understanding – so often we are limited by what we see on the surface. Can we see through, can we see below, or what supports the essence?

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