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2021 Parliament Of the World’s Religions Gallery

Photo Ven. Dr. P. Boonshoo Sriburin

Deborah is listening deeply to presentations throughout the Parliament, and creating spontaneous drawings that reflect the content of each one. Her aim is to capture the essence of the Parliament themes in poetic, archetypal images. Through the immediacy of Touch Drawing, she is able to create 5-8 complete works of visual art each hour. The drawings will be made available for viewing on this page soon after each presentation. Parliament participants are welcome to repost any of these images on social media along with your own thoughts and reflections. This is an invitation to creatively engage with the images, and amplify the impact of Parliament themes during and after the event. Use the tag #2021PoWR and please link to touchdrawing.com. If your organization would like to use one of the images, contact me. Please return to this gallery throughout the Parliament to see new drawings!

SEE DRAWINGS DEBORAH CREATED AT THE 2017 TORONTO PARLIAMENT

SEE DRAWINGS DEBORAH CREATED AT THE 2014 SALT LAKE CITY PARLIAMENT

Opening Ceremony and Plenary

I created all these drawings during the opening plenary. Click on images to enlarge. 

Plenary 1: Grief 

I created all these drawings during the plenary on Grief. Click on images to enlarge. 


Chardi Kala: The Spirit of Joy in a World on Fire and Circle for Plant Earth

Plenary 2: Hope and Inspiration 

Grandmother’s Critical Message at this Time of Crisis

Plenary 3: Compassion in Action 

In Search of the New Compassionate Male 

Dismantling Patriarchy in the World’s Religions 

Closing Ceremony: Open Our Hearts to the Future of the World