Monday, February 26, 2007

Aura of a Burning Heart

Aura of a Burning Heart, Paint and Ink on Paper, 30 x 18 in., 2007

I painted this piece about 3 weeks ago. It came about as an extension of other work where I envisioned the body burning down into a pile of ashes at the bottom. And rising like a phoenix, the burning heart full of vital auric energy. Circling the heart, there is a little ring of white with "abstract" text written upon it (you can't really read 99% of it), representing the loosening of language's grip on the heart.

The white paper is painted black, upon that surface is painted a white slightly raised surface, followed by the addition of color. I think it's partly this process that achieves the "glow" of the heart and aura. The rest is a nice combination of luck, skill and inspiration. Thank you to those friends who helped guide my way to this work.

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Energy Man

Energy Man, 14 x 10 in., Paint and ink on paper, 2006

This work represents a shift in focus from the physical body to the energetic body in my work. Within this piece, both are "visible".

I wanted to get beyond the body in this artwork.

I've had a drive, an urge and a craving to experience life.

Now I am concerned with the energy of life which I've experienced in many ways, among them are unexplainable feelings, ideas, intuitions. I've been fortunate enough to meet and learn from many people who have taught me about what is beyond the world of labels for muscles and measurements for body parts.
I have recorded and urged on my own awareness of the energy of life through my art. I would like to share some of my experience with others through my artwork.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Langue Man

Langue Man, 12 x 18 in., paint and collage, 2005

As this man finds that there are no transitions, just Now..
A rememberance comes across his excited and energized body.
That language... is just a symbol.
The experience
is the energy...
the energy
of life.