"What the greatest minds have ultimately sought from art is knowledge, a true or 'metaphysical' knowledge, capable of reaching beyond the external appearance of phenomena in order to lead us to their intimate essence"
Michael Henry on Kandinsky
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My paintings are mainly concerned with relating to the universe, both literally and metaphysically. For both the viewer and the artist, I envision painting as meditation.
My art is informed by eastern philosophy, specifically Buddhist and Theosophical teachings and a growing understanding of metaphysics and astronomy. One can allow the eye to travel throughout the painting, feel a connection and perhaps a sense of the energy that pervades the universe, a sense of unity and harmony, a sense of the mystery that we are connected to and part of.
. A painting should have a resonance, vibration or vitality with which the viewer can connect. My work is a reflection of the energy and beauty in nature and the skies and also of concepts as well as objects, of the vital energy that is within and without. I want my works to have spirit rather than likeness and enjoy using the gestural brushstroke and certain universal symbols such as the circle and the spiral that express wholeness and life’s journey.
By connecting to the cosmos we feel a part of something greater. There is “a sense of the luminous sacred that infuses the world” that draws and inspires me while gazing at the evening stars.
I want to share with you my artistic journey and inspire whoever reads this blog to continue to create and be creative in whatever way you can. In these times when we cannot be physically together, it is important to reach out and connect with each other, support and encourage each other, and inspire each other with what we are doing.
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