In this book, Art & Sacred Sites: Connecting with Spirit of Place, readers get the rare opportunity to follow artist Glen Rogers in her pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world as she gathers images inscribed in stone, and then to her studio to transform these images of inspiration into unique artworks. With Rogers as your guide, you will connect with the ancients and feel the spirit of place through her rich traveler’s memoir filled with beautiful photographs of the sites and her artwork – the artist’s oeuvre of paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture.
From the Introduction: For the last twenty years, my artist’s curiosity, my spiritual path and my feminist hunger for truth inspired me to take pilgrimages to sacred sites. Locations that first got my attention were those that clearly worshipped the Goddess, such as the temple of Knossos in Crete. Thus my artwork has been inspired by universal symbols that are feminine in nature and have appeared, in one form or another, in most of the sacred sites listed in this book. The circle, the spiral, images of the moon and the vesica piscis have been a mainstay of my visual vocabulary. Through text, color photos of the sacred sites and the artwork they inspired, I take the reader on a journey sharing my experiences, inspirations, and creative process.
Created in collaboration with book designer, Margery Cantor, this coffee table style book contains beautiful spreads in full color of my work, the sites that inspired me and personal observations written especially for each chapter. Limited edition, hard-cover, 90 pages, 11″ x 13″, 2014.
“In her work, and in this book, Glen Rogers invites us to accompany her on a pilgrimage to these ancient sites marked by human creativity. With Glen we encounter the immense numinosity of these powerful places; we experience with her their ability to stir us deeply, to inspire and transform, to quicken the creative spirit.”
From the Foreward by Diane Jonte-Pace, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Santa Clara University
“Sharing is something that we’re compelled to do. It’s in our nature, part of what defines us as human beings, and indeed, glorifies us as individuals.
It’s in this spirit that Glen has given us this book, sharing the sacred places, symbols and connections she has discovered in her many years of traveling and creating art. As she has opened her heart, it seems the natural world has responded, sharing its ancient secrets and wisdom which she now passes on to us within the pages of this book.”
Janet Blaser, publisher M! Magazine
To order your copy, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: $60 USD (plus shipping)
lauren raine said:
Greatly enjoyed seeing your sacred work and reflections on pilgrimage – we share much in common. I also have devoted my work to the Sacred Feminine, and make Pilgrimage when I can. Thank you for what you bring into this thirsty world.
Thanks so much for your comments, Lauren. Yes, we have a lot in common. I loved my pilgrimage to England – mainly to see crop circles – but I loved Avebury and Silsbury Hill. Got into Stonehenge at sunrise w a small group, etc. etc. All life changing experiences. Did you see that I have a book, Art and Sacred Sites: Connecting w Spirit of Place? About 10 sites around the world that inspired my art.
I look forward to delving more into your blog. I enjoyed your experiences.