Phaedra Jean Taylor

Phaedra Jean Taylor is a visual artist born in Norway and raised on the rocky shores of northern Scotland. She is interested in ideas of play, innocence, memory, and belonging. She is also involved in creating commissioned liturgical works for church communities and personal devotional pieces for individuals to use as part of their spiritual practice. Phaedra recently moved to Houston, Texas, with her husband and young daughter, where she attempts to maintain a consistent studio practice while negotiating the demands of motherhood and the joys of gardening.


That Would Be It: A Conversation with Jan Peterson

By Phaedra Jean Taylor

On April 19th, 2016 I was able to sit down for a moment with Jan Peterson, wife of author and pastor Eugene Peterson, in their home in Lakeside, Montana. We were visiting for the filming of my husband David’s project with Eugene and Bono on the Psalms. While there was a lot of buzz and excitement about having Bono out to Lakeside, and while we hoped getting Eugene and Bono together would be inspiring and encouraging for many, the person I was most excited to share time with was Jan. I hoped that sitting down to ask Jan a few questions would yield an equally inspiring and encouraging conversation. I was not disappointed.

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