“Stations” ©2009 Alfred Eaker “Stitched Sanctity“ “Pierre Boulez” (Mural) ©️2018 Alfred Eaker BlueMahler Series Continue reading Abstract Spirituality
July 6, 1977 Elvis Presley’s single “Way Down” is released.
*Cover Photo from “Elvis, American Trilogy” (Mural in progress) ©2020 Alfred Eaker Continue reading WAY DOWN
July 5, 1969 – Elvis Presley’s “In The Ghetto” hits #2 in the U.K.
It’s interesting in that originally I found this song thick in laying on the sentimentality and a bit schmaltzy. It doesn’t seem so at all today, Indeed, with everything surrounding us, it seems more relevant than ever…
Continue reading In The Ghetto
Pierre Boulez Mural ©️2018, Alfred Eaker. (Stained Glass Boulez in the Church of Brother Cobweb @The House of Shadows in Gresham, Oregon). These are 15 -8ft x 4ft paintings on wood panels. Being raised in an extremely conservative Pentecostal environment, I was paradoxically also pursuing artistic endeavors and exposed to the music of Wagner early on. Taking my drawing pad to church, I rebelled by creating a fictional preacher named Brother Cobweb (the novel about the character is being published next year). Years later, in 1980, PBS announced the airing of the Pierre Boulez/ Patrice Chereau Ring Cycle. Researching Boulez, … Continue reading PIERRE BOULEZ MURAL
From 1999 to 2000, I painted a mural, in oils, for St. Vincent De Paul client food choice pantry in Indianapolis, having been commissioned by Carolyn Reifel, who was the director of that facility. It took nearly a year. The mural was a donation btw, and we followed that with an art auction. Numerous local and national artists donated their work(s) to the auction in an effort to raise funds for the pantry. The mural spanned several walls, on dry wall. I began the mural with images of two priests who were and are still considerable influences in my life; … Continue reading MODERN SPIRITUALITY