Sunday, September 17, 2017


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
"Gethsemane" by Michael Cook: acrylic and oil pastel on paper
Each of the Gospel writers describes that fateful night in Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-56, Mark 14:32-52, Luke 22:40-53 and John 18:1-11). British artist Michael Cook captures their spirit. And in turn, he makes it personal for today. In his "Gethsemane," a solitary figure wearing a blue hoodie clutches a tree stump. But take a closer look at the painting and you'll pick-up that its also a garden drawing layered in shades of verdant green, blue and bronze. Poring over other figures by Michael Cook, we're awash with the feeling that we are witnesses to spiritual struggles. Find Michael Cook's work at his Manger Gallery in the UK and online at

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"Jacob Wrestling the Angel" by Michael Cook (2001), pencil on paper
"Running Man" by Michael Cook
"Hollycrown" by Michael Cook