Convivium was a project of Cardus 2011‑2022, and is preserved here for archival purposes.

Sacred Simplicity

Light and shadow serve as a lens to illuminate reverent solitude.

Peter Stockland

The melding of light, colour and darkness can bring the wonder of the transcendent, the mystery of the sacred, to almost any space. The photo was taken in a small café on Preston Street but the vivid yellow of the young woman's textured hat, set against the distant shadows enfolding the young man, draws the eye down the way the side light from the window plays on her pale skin, emphasizing her solitude. The result is a meditative reverence, the sense of sacredness in an afternoon pause.

  • Sacred Simplicity