Presence from another realm   2007-2009  67 x 60 x 16  Ceramic, steel and wire

Presence from another realm

2007-2009

67 x 60 x 16

Ceramic, steel and wire

  Waiting for the dream to come on a moonless night   2009  80 x 63 x 56  Ceramic, steel, branches, wood and wire

Waiting for the dream to come on a moonless night

2009

80 x 63 x 56

Ceramic, steel, branches, wood and wire

  Embracing the rising sun on summer’s eve   2009  77 x 82 x 60  Bronze

Embracing the rising sun on summer’s eve

2009

77 x 82 x 60

Bronze

  Longing for the four winds to breathe life   2009  72 x 16 x 15  Ceramic, steel and wire

Longing for the four winds to breathe life

2009

72 x 16 x 15

Ceramic, steel and wire

  She carries her grief like orchard memories   2009  66 x 8 x 7  Ceramic and branches

She carries her grief like orchard memories

2009

66 x 8 x 7

Ceramic and branches

  Remembering atlas and old forest burdens   2009  24 x 71 x 10  Ceramic, branches and wire

Remembering atlas and old forest burdens

2009

24 x 71 x 10

Ceramic, branches and wire

  Figure of the endless transition   2009   x ” (unframed)  Pastel and stain on paper

Figure of the endless transition

2009

 x ” (unframed)

Pastel and stain on paper

  Winter contemplation   2009  15 x 11” (unframed)  Oil stick on paper

Winter contemplation

2009

15 x 11” (unframed)

Oil stick on paper

  Unseen the way of sons: vision   2009  15 x 22” (unframed)  Oil stick on paper

Unseen the way of sons: vision

2009

15 x 22” (unframed)

Oil stick on paper

  End of the long season   2009  15 x 34” (unframed)  Oil stick on paper

End of the long season

2009

15 x 34” (unframed)

Oil stick on paper

Another Realm

Edge Gallery, 2009

Life is affirmed in using earthen materials, ancient references are explored, intuitive connections formed through suffering, transcendence sought in the spiritual. The work is about the continued discovery of the true human condition residing deep within us.

The work is designed to be symbolic of an internal journey, quietly impacting the space around it or the viewer who comes close. The figures have a rough, textured surface, while branches and wings stand in for arms, signifiers of power in their absence.

The images are created to emit an archaic sensibility, a strong connection of the past to the present. The figures are inspired by the challenge of life experiences, sufferings and recurring themes from the search for wholeness.

In my work I attempt to address the loss of our natural sense of being human, that is our deeply intuitive sense of ourselves. We have become disconnected from the natural rhythms of life and the deep truths of our spirituality.

The condition of the figures lend themselves to the viewer’s engaging in the process of “reconnection” by joining in the transcendent element of the work. The figures lead us into the possibility of the invisible world and our spiritual uplift within various stages of contemplation.

It is my desire that my work projects an ancient, archaic oneness of humanity's need for the internal search for direction and meaning. I want the work to challenge the viewer to re-examine their relationship to the spiritual and to the need for an internal life. The art is an attempt to raise the viewer's consciousness above the distracted, destructive and unaware content of much of contemporary life, to an upward and inward journey of spiritual transcendent experience, through the archaic, elementary order of the human figure.