Quaker-related work

Since 1983, I have been a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). It has been a very important spiritual home for me and grounds and influences everything I do.

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Quaker Meetinghouses of New England

Jamestwon RI
Portsmouth Mtghs
Sayesville Mtg
In 2005, I produced a calendar that featured pen & ink drawings of a number of the historic Quaker Meetinghouses in New England.

The chief protagonist in the first generation of Quakers, George Fox, began preaching and assembling a group of like-minded English men and women in the late 1640s in the fertile and much turned-over soil of England during and after Civil War. Quakers arrived in Massachusetts in the 1650s, to a very frosty Puritan welcome. Early Friends in Massachusetts were variously whipped, forcibly returned to the ships that brought them, banished to the wilderness, and when none of that worked, four were hung on the Boston Common. Their arrival in Roger Williams' Providence Plantations (Rhode Island) was much warmer, in keeping with the tolerance that Williams espoused. (Newport is also home to the one of the first Jewish synagogue in the Americas.) Despite some inauspicious beginnings, Quakers established themselves in Boston, Newport, Cape Cod, and Nantucket (as well as William Penn's Pennsylvania) and thrived.

ew England Meetinghouses reflect an evolving architectural aesthetic that mirrored the emerging emphases of Friends over time. The calendar, which was very well received, featured buildings and architectural features over the 17th through 19th centuries for the most part. This encompasses many of the major intellectual and social transformations experienced by Quakersim in the United States. Click here for some links to articles on Quaker meetinghouse architecture.
Providence Mtg
Carriage Shed - Uxbridge
Smithfiled Mtghs
Portico Smithfield Mtg
So China Mtghs
Weare doors
Westerly Mtg
Worcester MTG
Great Meetinghouse Newport
     
NEYM Religious Education Calendar 2007
Arm-in-arm
Colombian cyclists
He ain't heavy
In 2007, at the request of the Religious Education Committee of the New Yearly Meeting, I developed a calendar. It featured a roughly equal number of pen & ink drawings of a) kids from the Yearly Meeting , and b) kids from less priviliged circumstances around the world.
Jalalabad School
Playing ganes
Rapt
Ynakees Fans
Upa tree
Bread Delivery - Kabul
Vigil
Emma & mary
Kenyan kids
   

 

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