The Soul of Memory 1998-2000
       
     
Memory Cells, mixed media on canvas, 44x44x2", 1998
       
     
Then and Now, oil on canvas, 44x78x2", 2000
       
     
AUM, acrylic on canvas, 108x44x2", 2000
       
     
Heartbeat, acrylic on canvas, 50x44x2", 1999
       
     
Miscarriage, acrylic on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
       
     
Towards The Sublime, mixed media on canvas, 44x44x2", 2000
       
     
Pathways Home, mixed media on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
       
     
Renewal, acrylic on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
       
     
Sunset, acrylic on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
       
     
Thought, mixed media on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
       
     
The Soul of Memory 1998-2000
       
     
The Soul of Memory 1998-2000

There is a harmonious body of light available to us when we are on our true path and being honest with ourselves about what we need, despite the risks that may require we take.

From 1993-1998, I experienced chronic back pain. I had an injury that never seemed to heal. It began to dawn on me through dreams that perhaps the dis-ease my body was experiencing was not entirely physical. I began to work with an alternative healer and during the visualization process I saw the honeycomb shapes that permeate this work.

The honeycomb represented cells of the body. Some were dark and some were filled with golden light. It seemed that the dark ones were filled with painful memories and unresolved emotions.

The first painting in this series – Memory Cells is a depiction of what I saw. In effect the pain set me on a path of understanding the relationship between the spiritual realm and my physical body and how the soul speaks through symptoms when we fail to listen to its other voices—feelings, dreams and intuition. When we align our minds with the highest truths about ourselves and our destiny, we are sometimes able to heal our physical bodies.

Memory Cells, mixed media on canvas, 44x44x2", 1998
       
     
Memory Cells, mixed media on canvas, 44x44x2", 1998
Then and Now, oil on canvas, 44x78x2", 2000
       
     
Then and Now, oil on canvas, 44x78x2", 2000
AUM, acrylic on canvas, 108x44x2", 2000
       
     
AUM, acrylic on canvas, 108x44x2", 2000

AUM is layered acrylic paint, iridescent paint and powdered graphite mixed with acrylic medium. The light play on this painting is tremendous. It’s a very spiritual painting and the title AUM refers the chant used in meditation which represents the sound the universe makes.

AUM also refers to the three states of consciousness: Sleeping, Waking and Transcendent – in aligning the three states we achieve enlightenment.

The honeycomb grid represents a seemingly random but essentially ordered nature of the universe and events. The layering the simultaneous existence of three states of consciousness.

Heartbeat, acrylic on canvas, 50x44x2", 1999
       
     
Heartbeat, acrylic on canvas, 50x44x2", 1999
Miscarriage, acrylic on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
       
     
Miscarriage, acrylic on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
Towards The Sublime, mixed media on canvas, 44x44x2", 2000
       
     
Towards The Sublime, mixed media on canvas, 44x44x2", 2000
Pathways Home, mixed media on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
       
     
Pathways Home, mixed media on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
Renewal, acrylic on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
       
     
Renewal, acrylic on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
Sunset, acrylic on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
       
     
Sunset, acrylic on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
Thought, mixed media on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999
       
     
Thought, mixed media on canvas, 44x44x2", 1999