Energy and Consciousness / by Jill Joy

The best works of art express the complexity of being human with an eye to transcendence. My work is my spiritual practice and I approach the canvas with an eye to developing my soul. I currently work in two distinct styles which represent the dual aspect of the human condition. In developing these series', I’ve discovered the important interplay between the emotional energy and consciousness.

Death Comes and Recedes, oil on canvas, 48x72", 2013

Death Comes and Recedes, oil on canvas, 48x72", 2013

The Energy Series addresses emotions as energy which must be allowed to move in order for us to transcend them. These paintings are intense, active and filled with a sense of energy in motion. They relate to the human struggle, of dealing with loss, pain, joy, change and
aspiration.

The Consciousness Series speaks to the awareness of myself as an individual developing and
evolving within a field of universal consciousness or Love, represented by a surreal landscape - the sky or ocean - or both; the dome of unbroken universal awareness.

Gathering Storm, oil on canvas, 48x72", 2013

Gathering Storm, oil on canvas, 48x72", 2013

There is an ongoing interplay in my life between experiencing and clearing emotional energy to achieve a more profound and peaceful state of consciousness. Some of my collectors have referred to these paintings as maps for spiritual development. In living with, them the process of evolving as a human being, as a soul, is communicated.

I work in oil on canvas for two reasons. For the emotion paintings, the materiality of oil, the thickness, the texture one can achieve helps me communicate the passion and drama of the emotional process. In my consciousness series, I’ve found, through using certain painting mediums with paint, I can get a luminous quality that uplifts the soul when viewing the work. I am able to create delicate surfaces that change with the light refl ecting the subtle and delicate nature of being in balance with something greater than myself.