WE CAN WRAP OUR DAILY LIVES, IN BEAUTY

A picture celebration of family and friends’ imaginings: skilful play, with all forms of Creativity

 

TINA HANNA’S GALLERY

Tina was an illustrator. Her art work informed and enlightened and within that message was beauty.

Her range included black and white ink pen drawings through folk art on wood to subtle coloured pencil drawings.

The Pictures here are inspired from the ancient ninth century rosary prayer beads. I remember Tina sitting on the floor in the middle of the room. Her drawings surrounding her, working flat out for weeks, in order to get onto paper her vision of the mysteries attached to these beads.

Tina’s work is unique and her desire is to inform as many people as possible of spiritual truths and sequences. To that end she never made anything overtly belonging to any group or sect.  I think she believed in a universal spiritualness that everyone is entitled to. 

The Mysteries of the Rosary are meditations on episodes in the life and death of Jesus from the Annunciation to the Ascension and beyond, known as the Joyful (or Joyous) Mysteries, the Sorrowful Mysteries, and the Glorious Mysteries. Each of these Mysteries contemplates five different stages of Christ’s life. More were added later.

The text under each drawing gives both the Biblical title and a single word interpretation by Tina.

Hilary Davies

12 March 2017