art ~ spirit ~ transformation

e*lix*ir   #8
spring 2019



  • Forms of Exaltation: New Art for a New Age

  • Poetry

  • Poems
    by Imelda Maguire
  • e*lix*ir poets on the Kilkenny Poetry Trail

  • Translations

  • “I Tremble” by Rumi
    translated by Anthony A. Lee and Nesreen Akhtarkhavari

  • The Writing Life

  • Telling the Story of a Queen
    by Della Marcus

  • Memoir

  • Red
    by Lauren Laisying Turner

  • Personal Reflections on Bahá’í Texts

  • The Mystery of Proximity and Remoteness
    by A. Philip Christensen
  • A Night Never Before Witnessed
    by Patricia Verge

  • Art

  • Paintings
    by Brad Pokorny

  • Comic

  • Ruhi & Riaz
    by Eira

  • Voices of Iran

  • The Love Bird
    by Zarrin Kasiri

  • Looking Back on Books

  • Glimpses of Hope, Selected Poems by Michael Fitzgerald
    by Rhonda Palmer
  • Point by Point: An Anthology of Poems...
  • State of the Art: Books for Children
    by Allison Grover Khoury

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    Three Red Figures
    Acrylic on Canvas

    Plan #2b (red and black)
    Acrylic on Canvas

    A Small Proposal (blue)
    Acrylic on Canvas

    Spirit in Motion (blue)
    Acrylic on Canvas

    Proposal six (blue and yellow bands)
    Acrylic on Canvas

    Project 2 (yellow bands)
    Acrylic on Canvas

    White lines on red and black #1
    Acrylic on Canvas

    Project 3c in light blue
    Acrylic on Canvas

    Scheme 6 (mostly green)
    Acrylic and Sand on Canvas


    Brad Pokorny
    Artist Statement:   My explorations in abstract painting began mainly as a form of pure expression. I find in painting an important counterpoint to my daily professional occupation with words. Although not formally trained as a painter, I have spent many hours studying the work of painters such as Mark Tobey, Jackson Pollack, and Gerhard Richter. My goal is to experiment with form and color in such a way as to create images that express a sense of spiritual beauty and wonder, as shaped by my understanding of the Bahá’í Faith. My aim is to bring happiness to the viewer.
    Bio:   Brad Pokorny is a journalist and writer by profession. Since 1987, he has worked for the Bahá’í International Community, writing about the BIC’s involvement with human rights, international development, and the United Nations. He studied photography and film making in college, and his work as a journalist has been greatly influenced by his interest in images and by his world travels. He has been painting since the early 2000s.