RITUALS AND MEDITATIONS. Personal Archetypes of Myth, Magic and Beauty
These paintings are visual keys that explore the mystery of beauty. Using ritualistic creative processes that allow me to connect with my inner unconscious reality, I explore some of the paradoxical and magical aspects of life. An energetic attraction connects objects that have personal meaning for me, such as stones collected from beaches around the world, dead leaves found while out walking, thorns from the black Locust tree, animal and human skulls, and creates compositions that contain an intense and focused devotional energy that honors the disturbing balance of opposites that is the inner core of beauty.
It is disturbing because it exposes the paradoxical honesty that is the world. Beauty has to be both yin and yang, both light and dark, both life and death, both stability and motion, both emptiness and fullness, both black and white. It represents the unknown and often the unknowable, and is contained in the wordless power of these mysterious images.