Our Nephew, Singing and Cats

18 Jun

Our nephew, Mark Galen Lucas, is an artist in glass and his work is remarkable. He has given me permission to show you this beautiful piece about which he says, “This piece is about depression. As one hand is trying to evolve and flower, the other plucks the petals not allowing anything unfamiliar to take hold.”

Molecular Self-destruction by Mark Galen Lucas

We are learning ‘Lean on Me’ at choir, ready for singing at World Refugee Day on Wednesday. The arrangement by our leader, Claire Ingleheart,  is sounding amazing. I’ll give you a recording after Wednesday’s performance.

Two of next door’s cats visited this evening.

England won!


Posted by on June 18, 2018 in art, Beauty, garden, glass, nature, Postaday2018


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15 responses to “Our Nephew, Singing and Cats

  1. commonprose

    June 20, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Where is that sculpture? In Jerome, perhaps? Can’t wait to hear your version of ‘Lean on me.”

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 20, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Yes, it’s in Jerome. His other work is beautiful too if you ever get up that way. xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 29, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Yes, Mark is in Jerome and his studio is well worth a visit. I posted a version of the song and hope you like it! 🙂xx

  2. artfulcrone

    June 19, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    I’m stunned by your nephew’s sculpture and what it represents. It speaks a sad truth, in a beautiful way.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 19, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      Yes, it does, very moving and very beautiful.

  3. utesmile

    June 19, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Wonderful Art work showing depression. Brilliant!

  4. saymber

    June 19, 2018 at 12:58 am

    A beautiful tangible manifestation of depression’s futile cycles. Well done!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 19, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      I shall pass your comment on, thank you. 🙂

  5. nrhatch

    June 18, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Awesome artwork! Quite stunning.
    And the cats are special too!

  6. Arkenaten

    June 18, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    That is truly an amazing sculpture.
    A rare talent, your nephew.

  7. Val

    June 18, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    That sculpture is astonishing. Does your nephew suffer from depression? It looks like it’s something he understands.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 19, 2018 at 7:17 am

      Interesting comment. He lives in America and we see him only infrequently, last time in 2016 and I cannot answer your question, I am sorry to say.

  8. john zande

    June 18, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    That really is quite spectacular.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 18, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      Yes, life size and so intricate.🙂

      • john zande

        June 18, 2018 at 9:28 pm

        The concept alone is stunning. Execution, in glass, genius.


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