Three paintings

Ocean of Infinite Light and Love, Transformation in Waiting, and Iris Sing

My type of painting comes from tapping into the voice within, to practice seeing deeply as a meditation. These three paintings are loosely inspired by my learning from contemplative traditions, including Quaker mystics, Centering Prayer, poems, nature, and songs. The first is from a quote from George Fox’s Journal:

I saw the infinite love of God. I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love which flowed over the ocean of darkness. In that also I saw the infinite love of God; and I had great openings.

Carol Cober (left to right): Ocean of Infinite Light and Love, 18″ x 24″, oil on canvas; Transformation in Waiting, 18″ x 24″, acrylic on canvas;Iris Sing, 16″ x 20″, acrylic on canvas.

Carol Cober

Carol Cober’s creations and paintings emerge as a contemplative, spiritual practice for discernment, prayer, meditation, and recovery of joy. She also works as a psychotherapist. She joined Friends in Raleigh, N.C.; later was with Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.); and now is at Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting. Contact:,

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