Bonnie Van Voorst

Bonnie Van Voorst works towards creating abstract art that is accessible, through composition, color, and shared visual language—to tell a story, to make people pause and think for a while, to peel back a layer of truth. See her paintings at bonnievanvoorst.com.

Articles by this author:

  • Pentecost Art and Reflection

    O God the Holy Ghost
    Who art light unto thine elect
    Evermore enlighten us.
    Thou who art fire of love
    Evermore enkindle us.
    Thou who art Lord and Giver of Life,
    Evermore live in us.
    Thou who bestowest sevenfold grace,
    Evermore replenish us.
    As the wind is thy symbol,
    So forward our goings.
    As the dove, so launch us heavenwards.
    As water, so purify our spirits.
    As a cloud, so abate our temptations.
    As dew, so revive our languor.
    As fire, so purge our dross.

  • Ascension Art and Reflection

    He is gone, above the sun ascended,
    His body risen to beyond our eyes,
    Our years together on earth have ended,
    We look with longing out on empty skies.
    To baptize disciples of all nations,
    Preaching his word to strange and hostile lands,
    To rise against our old hesitations,
    To be our Saviour’s pair of earthly hands.
    We shall not be lonely, the Spirit nears,
    Breathing love through us to be passed on,
    The past confusion as debris clears,
    Building up Christ’s body now he has gone.