For millennia, artists and writers have been interpreting their personal visions of spirituality through artistic and narrative expression. In this way they stimulate, provoke, and challenge us to open our eyes and minds to new possibilities, as well as to ponder the many ways in which spiritual messages can be presented, framed, and reframed through art.
And so have I been influenced by Michelangelo, van Gogh, Hesse, Beethoven, Gargallo, Heschel, and others. And I’ve been moved by the natural wonders of the Boundary Waters, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Yosemite, and the Giant Sequoias.
Each of these manifestations of art and nature, amplified and deepened by meditation, has inspired me to imagine YESHU: a novel for the open-hearted.