the art of hope / the hope of art

in a series of 3 talks brush painter Bob Schmitt tells the story

of his creative process of painting

“dawn at Mather Point, Grand Canyon”

in this time of pandemic and social unraveling.

Bob Schmitt gave these talks via Zoom in the fall of 2020

under the sponsorship of Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, St. Paul, MN

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Week one: HOPE in reflected light

exploring the difference between direct light and reflected light.

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Week two: HOPE looking into the abyss

the challenge of considering the canyon abyss,
where it is impossible to truly determine
the distance between each side.

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Week three: HOPE rebrilliance

and finally the singularity of light bursting
onto an otherwise dim, deadly and unfathonable chasm.

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Now available in book form

complete text of each evening’s talk with a score of full color closeup images of the painting,
“dawn at Mather Point, Grand Canyon”

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