St Luke in the Fields


Contemplative Gaze

Contemplative Gaze

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St, New York, NY US 10014

Coordinator: Amina Syedullah |

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Seeing Our Space

How does the art and architecture in our sacred spaces inform and enhance our liturgies? What concepts are we internalizing about God and the human condition through what our eyes encounter? Participants see and reflect on the visual bounty present within their sanctuary. Join us as we learn the technique of contemplative group observation of art, which is then used as a catalyst for spiritual dialogue. 

Mo. Posey Krakowsky is a priest associate in the Diocese of New York at the Church of the Ascension in Greenwich Village. She is the founder of The Contemplative Gaze, a teaching ministry that helps congregations deepen their spiritual engagement with the world using a contemplative practice to explore the art in their worship spaces. 

Mo. Posey has been a fiber artist since childhood.  Quilting is her favorite medium, but she also knits, weaves, and makes clothing.  She has exhibited her work in New York City, including at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in the Citicorp Building, where she had a solo show in the spring of 2014. Posey uses painting, beading, and found objects in her work. Her pieces have been described as icons in fabric.  

Before going to seminary, Posey had a peripatetic career, first in the garment center in New York (for nine years) working for Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, then as a stay at home mom, and lastly, as an elementary school teacher in the Bronx.  She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Philippe.