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The Rev. Doug Earle

Nocturne: Nights of Advent and Epiphany


Artist Statement: Viewers have found it helpful when the series is described as having a prelude (first slide), a postlude (last two slides) and the body of the work. The titles of the photographs reference themes in the scriptures, prayers and liturgies of the seasons.

The Prelude and Postlude tell the story of the Magi, who must have begun their journey long before the time of Jesus’ birth, and who tradition says continued journeying on long after, even to this day. As the Christmas card says “Wise Men Still Seek Him”.

The Melquiades in the title of the first slide is the name of the magical gypsy in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ 100 Years of Solitude.

The middle body of work begins has three parts: Advent (prophetic calls and warnings), Christmas (2 slides) and Epiphany (light overcoming darkness).

bio: A retired Episcopal Priest, Doug Earle makes his home in San Antonio where he lives with his wife, Mary (herself a priest, author and retreat leader), Border Collies Graford and Fiona, their Grand-Cat, Leftovers, and his cameras.
A photographer for more than 40 years, his photographs have been in a number of national and international juried competitions. Nocturns has been shown at Laity Lodge and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio.

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