Myrrh and Essential Mysteries in Art and Science
by Eric Sabelman
Local artist and fellow Quaker Trudy Reagan (known professionally as "Myrrh") has recently published Essential Mysteries in Art and Science, a retrospective collection of her work at the interface between visual arts and science. Her book is filled with exquisite images derived from the shapes of galaxies and human beings and radiolarians, short essays on visual symbolism and occasional humorous sketches. Another Quaker, Peter Arnold, produced an 8-minute video of her description of four paintings, Four Pieces by Myrrh.