The primary creative impulse for me arises from a desire to reaffirm life’s mysterious energies: to visualize the more subtle structures that link humans, nature and the cosmos. These concepts are often sourced from esoteric traditions and ancient cultures, and exist outside the daily space / time we are conditioned to perceive as humans. Through sacred geometry, color, pattern, and symbols, my intention is to enhance a viewer’s personal vibration. When one merges with visual archetypes that inspire clarity and alignment to something greater, the response to life’s challenges is more likely imbued with wisdom.
My dance with sacred geometry began as a child, with Spirograph; twirling the plastic gears around with a colored pen in a hole, created complex and dynamic forms based upon a circle. I now know the circle as an archetypal Water symbol; the line has no hard edges and the ends are connected, creating a container. Another shape consistently used is the square, a symbol of Earth, invoking a sense of solidity, structure and safety. Triangles are dynamic energies alluding to manifestation (downward pointing), or transformation (upward pointing). By repeating these symbolic shapes, patterns emerge and the power of numbers (numerology), is invoked. This affects the psyche in profound ways; for example, 3 is a number of creation, and 6 of harmony. Patterns, numerology and symbols cultivate recognition of our place within the universe.
The cross is also a prominent symbol: the horizontal axis aligns with receptive feminine energy, and the vertical masculine axis, connecting heaven and earth, aligns with action. Other symbols I use include spirals, hands, and hearts. For me, the heart energy is central to evolving oneself and the planet to a higher dimension. The visual tools trigger a remembrance of the universal patterns within and without. Symbols and sacred geometry are tenets of all spiritual systems intended to illuminate one’s soul and greatest potential. We see these forms within architecture, from Stonehenge to Chartres cathedral, as well as in mandalas (Tibetan tangkas, yogic Yantras and native sand paintings), all are universal wisdom teachings.
These abstract tools, are typically integrated within a modern context; ideas sourced from current scientific research, the ideas of which are explored within a Series of art pieces. The DNA Series investigates the relationship of recent proclamations that meditation can ‘turn on’ what was thought to be, ‘junk’ DNA, and evolve the brain to a higher frequency state; meaning it increases conscious awareness. The Ascension Series explores the process of aligning one’s energy, through stillness, to higher vibrations of the universe to transform and connect to our Divine Being. The Egyptian Series explores this ancient cultures perspective, amidst contemporary archeological evidence that suggests they were more spiritually and technologically advanced than history texts suggest. The Mudra Series explores the power of hand gestures, which aligns energetic patterns to heal through our subtle body and summon noble qualities.
My affection for a variety of natural materials, (rocks, feathers, flower petals, shells) and common human ‘specialty’ items, (keys, beads, gems, crystals, trim) serve as decorative and symbolic artifacts that trigger archetypal inner wisdom. As I ‘paint’ with wax (encaustic), the smell invokes connection and gratitude to the sacred bees as members of this great net of interconnection. Locating a heart shaped rock, reminds me of the gifts of Earth. I honor all found treasures by integrating them within an art piece, which I intend to be, at its heart, inspirational at a personal and spiritual level.