jill joy artist’s statement illumination series
       
     
Jill Joy - Emanation - oil on canvas - 48x60 - 2015
       
     
Jill Joy - Epic- oil on canvas - 48x72 - 2015
       
     
Jill Joy - Twilight Band - oil on canvas - 48x72 - 2015
       
     
Jill Joy - Grey Horizon - oil on canvas - 18x30 - 2014
       
     
Jill Joy - Incipient Blue - oil on canvas - 40x60 - 2014
       
     
Jill Joy - Silent Hope - oil on canvas - 40x60 - 2014
       
     
Jill Joy - The Light Remains - oil on canvas - 30x30 - 2014
       
     
Jill Joy - The Solace of Space - oil on canvas - 18x30 - 2014
       
     
Jill Joy - Blue Pulse - oil on canvas - 20x40 - 2014
       
     
jill joy artist’s statement illumination series
       
     
jill joy artist’s statement illumination series

This series, Illumination, tracks the continued progress on my path toward that goal. Enlightenment is, at its essence, the presence of light. It is a state of mind.

The paintings in this series express the dawning of that state of awareness or consciousness within the mind. They track the progress of the light that pushes out conditioning, ego attachments, thoughts and the sense of the self as mortal and finite. These paintings, like all of my work, track the movement from unconscious to conscious awareness.

The Illumination Series explores the traditional topic of light but from a purely spiritual perspective. These paintings are the spiritual made material. They reference the horizon as the point of departure for the enlightened mind as the sun breaks through the darkness between earth and the sky.

Once the light enters the mind and imagination, it enters and consumes the body.

Jill Joy - Emanation - oil on canvas - 48x60 - 2015
       
     
Jill Joy - Emanation - oil on canvas - 48x60 - 2015

New work from my Illumination Series.

Jill Joy - Epic- oil on canvas - 48x72 - 2015
       
     
Jill Joy - Epic- oil on canvas - 48x72 - 2015
Jill Joy - Twilight Band - oil on canvas - 48x72 - 2015
       
     
Jill Joy - Twilight Band - oil on canvas - 48x72 - 2015

I'm living with this painting right now and it's magnificent. Like living with a crack in the universe where the light enters.

Jill Joy - Grey Horizon - oil on canvas - 18x30 - 2014
       
     
Jill Joy - Grey Horizon - oil on canvas - 18x30 - 2014
Jill Joy - Incipient Blue - oil on canvas - 40x60 - 2014
       
     
Jill Joy - Incipient Blue - oil on canvas - 40x60 - 2014
Jill Joy - Silent Hope - oil on canvas - 40x60 - 2014
       
     
Jill Joy - Silent Hope - oil on canvas - 40x60 - 2014
Jill Joy - The Light Remains - oil on canvas - 30x30 - 2014
       
     
Jill Joy - The Light Remains - oil on canvas - 30x30 - 2014
Jill Joy - The Solace of Space - oil on canvas - 18x30 - 2014
       
     
Jill Joy - The Solace of Space - oil on canvas - 18x30 - 2014
Jill Joy - Blue Pulse - oil on canvas - 20x40 - 2014
       
     
Jill Joy - Blue Pulse - oil on canvas - 20x40 - 2014