Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox
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Artist Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox
Title Forever Connected
Year 2008
Medium Oil
Support linen
Height 120 cm
Width 80 cm

The trans-cultural/religious tree-of-life becomes the burning bush in the story of Moses. This story is shared by the three Abrahamaic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In the story the non-consuming fire represents the forever connection to God. This painting speaks of the forever connection of shared stories across time. After exhibiting in the Middle East and sharing conversations with people form all over the region I am interested in those things which remind us of similarity rather than difference. The human urge for identity propels us to create different cultures and religions, yet the urge is fundamental and shared. Embracing fundamental similarities means that differences can be rejoiced rather than cloaked with the word ‘tolerance’. This is not a compassionate word.


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