Recently I decided to return to painting without the collage elements added. I have always be inspired by and interested in Surrealist art, some of my influences are Dali, Max Ernst, and Giorgio de Chirico. This painitng is the first of what I imagine will be many, I was inspired by one of my collages in the series I did called 100 Days of Bunnies, where each day I did a collage mixed media piece starting with one bunny and each day another bunny was added so by the end of the project I had 100 bunnies!!! It actually ended up taking a lot more then 100 days. I think it was closer to 5- 6 months. It was alot of fun, WHY all those bunnies?? Rabbit has become my power animall, spirit guide so to speak.To read more of http://www.shamanicjourney.com/rabbit-power-animal-symbol-of-creativity-intution-paradox-and-fear
“Ascending Into Consciousness” Acrylics on wood 8″ by 10″
This new artwork explores what might be happening behind the scenes in our subconscious
mind. How do thoughts andfeeling travel from the depths of the internal world and reach our
conscious mind, where as we suddenly become aware of them or have an idea or inspiration?
Are they just random chemical reactions? Neurons firing? is that all it is? I would like
to imagine the thoughts, feelings and ideas are alive, that they have will and have a journey
to make i order to reach consciousness. The bunnies represent ideas, desires, feeling, memories
and other sorts of things that might arise from the depths of the psyche and make the journey to
consciousness. There is one very tiny one who is almost to the top
(climbing the stairs) to awareness which is represented by the house. All of this is taking place
inside the “host” or puppet like person you see suspended in front of you. “She” is idle,
bystander, she is unaware of that which is taking place. But what if we could be more aware?
What if we could become more aware of the thoughts, memories, drives that mold and
shape our reality? I worked for about 7 years as an Art Therapist after completing my
Masters at Drexel. In Philly I had the privilege and honor of witnessing up close and very
personal many people’s mental processes and struggles but also their successes!
I have always been so intrigued with how the mind and human psyche functions. C.G. Jung
is also a huge influence and interest of mind. His ideas and theories about Collective Unconscious
speak to me on so many levels. I feel like I have still so much to learn and explore in this area.
I am interested to hear what this piece evokes in you? What aresome of your thoughts,
associations to the images and symbols? I think the coolest thing about art is that it
can have so many layers of symbolism, can mean so many things and for each person
coming from their unique experience will see it in a way that is meaningful to them.
Please share your thoughts! Thanks for reading mine!
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