art ~ spirit ~ transformation

e*lix*ir   #5
spring / summer 2017



  • Art as a One Eared Mad Man

  • Fiction

  • Ivory and Paper
    by Ray Hudson

  • Poetry

  • Patricia Ranzoni
  • Lynn Ascrizzi
  • Monte Schooley

  • The Writing Life

  • Joining the Circle: Art and Spirituality at Little Pond and “A Prayer in Nine Postures”

  • Essays

  • Life in a Maine Village:
    Sarah Orne Jewett and the Pace of Fiction

  • Looking Back on Books

  • Moments Rightly Place: An Aleutian Memoir
    by Ray Hudson
  • Things We Left Unsaid
    a novel by Zoya Pirzad

  • Art

  • Artwork
    by Jim Schoppert
  • Reinventing Tradition: The Art of Jim Schoppert
    by Ray Hudson

  • Voices of Iran

  • A Small Piece of Heaven on Earth
    by Saba Shadabi

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    Miro and the Midnight Sun
    acrylic on rice paper

    In Search of the Perfect Circle
    carved poplar panel
    photo courtesy of Anchorage Museum

    Clam Shell
    wood, pigment, glue rattle
    photo courtesy of Anchorage Museum

    Mussel Shell Rattle
    carved wood, paint, pigment
    Anchorage Museum Collection

    Meditation in Ivory
    carved ivory
    photo courtesy of Anchorage Museum

    wood, walrus stomach, acrylic string, feathers, paint
    photo courtesy of Anchorage Museum

    Raven Opens Box of Stars
    carved wood panel, paint, pigment
    photo courtesy of Anchorage Museum

    Instrument of Change
    wood, feathers, paint pigment, hair, beads

    Shaman’s Mask
    carved wood, paint, pigment, hair, feathers, fur
    Anchorage Museum Collection

    Eye of the Raven
    carved poplar panel

    Whale Hunting
    pastel on paper

    Woman Fishing
    dry point print
    photo courtesy of Anchorage Museum

    Jim Schoppert
    Bio:   Born in 1947 in Juneau, Alaska of a Tlingit mother and a German father, Jim Schoppert was one of the most prolific and important Alaskan artists of the twentieth century. A long time Bahá’í whose world embracing vision helped shape his artistic practice and preoccupations, Schoppert was an innovator who viewed the Native Arts of Alaska as a universal art form belonging to all peoples. He sought to expand the scope and extend the reach of Alaskan Native images by reimagining them according to his own artistic vision and within a modernist context. A visionary leader and influential teacher, he made an enormous impact on Alaskan arts that can still be felt today. He died in Ojai, California, at the age 45.

    Ray Hudson’s article, “Reinventing Tradition: Innovation and Renewal in the Art of Jim Schoppert” appears in the Art section of this issue of e*lix*ir.