36x36 Mixed media on birch panel "Comedy of Errors" - not in the making of it, but I have embedded a strip of pages from a very old printing of the play. The moral of the play is family loyalties, persistence, identity and coincidence. The character in my painting is in turmoil, much like the lives that seem to be in ruin throughout most of the play.
44x60 in. Mixed Media on Rag Paper original and series of 25 prints 35x48 in. on aluminum, plexiglass or canvas “Like a Phoenix, rise above the fear.” is subtly written in this painting. Embedded from 1934 edition of The Prophet Kahlil Gibran: “For what is prayer but the expansion of Yourself into the living center? And if it is for your comfort to pour Your darkness into space, it is also your Delight to pour forth the dawning of your Heart.” “Prayer” is about...
44x60 Acrylic and mixed media on rag paper
44x60 Mixed Media on Rag Paper Handwritten in Eudaimonia: “What is eudaimonia without arete?” “Eudaimonia” is a Greek word which translates best as meaning “human flourishing”. It consists of the words “eu” (good) and “daimon” (spirit.) The relationship of eudaimonia (happiness) and arete (virtue) were debated between Aristotle and the Stoics. Everyone agreed to live a eudaimonian life (happy and flourishing) is objectively desirable...
44x60 Mixed Media on Rag Paper Embedded into Ontogenesis, from 1934 edition of Kahlil Gibran: "You shall not fold your wings that you may pass through doors, nor bend your heads that they strike not against a ceiling, nor fear to breathe lest walls should crack and fall down."...
44x60 Mixed Media on Rag Paper Handwritten: “Don’t pay no mind to the demons who fill you with fear.” And the embedded rare book excerpt from a 1934 edition of The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran writing on Freedom: “You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care not your nights without a want and a grief. But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound. And how shall you rise beyond your days and..
44x60 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Rag Paper Handwritten in this painting: "A promise lives within you now." From a 1934 edition of The Profet, Kahlil Gibran, embedded into the painting: You would know in words that You have always known in thought You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams. And the treasure of your infinite depths Would be revealed to your eyes But let there be no scales to weigh Your...
36x36 Inches, Mixed media on canvas Handwritten "Twisted dreams...talking to embryos" Embedded, from Rumi: "Think how it is to have a conversation with an embryo. You might say, "The world outside is vast and intricate. There are wheat fields and mountain passes, land and orchards in bloom. At night there are millions of galaxies, and in sunlight the beauty of friends dancing at a wedding." You ask the embryo why he, or she, stays cooped up in the dark with eyes closed. Listen ..more
44x60 Mixed Media on Rag Paper Handwritten by artist: Kenosis = self emptying of one's own will and becoming entirely receptive to God's divine will. and... A painter pours her ideas into her work and yet remains quite a distant being from her painting. C. S. Lewis Mere Christianity...
Handwritten in Between: “Angels pure in intelligence. Beasts pure in lust. Between... Man is forever in tumult and battle” Embedded into Between from 1934 edition of Kahlil Gibran: “Pleasure is a freedom-song, But it is not freedom. it is the blossoming of your desires, But it is not their fruit. it is a depth calling unto a height, But it is not the deep nor the high. It is the caged taking wing, But it is not space encompassed. Ay, in very truth, pleasure is a freedom-song.” About Between...
44 x 60 Mixed Mixed Media on Rag Paper "Trapped between desire and purpose."
44x60 Mixed Media on Rag Paper Handwritten: “You can love yourself more when you love others more.” Metamorphosis is about the paradigm shift in thinking we have when we focus outwardly versus inwardly. It is often an uncomfortable process - as reflected upon this contorted figure undergoing transformation. The circular mass at the bottom of the painting depicts a being self consumed - rising out of this selfish implosion is love and light.
44x60 When we are in that space — stuck between transformation and healing - we feel so vulnerable. The central figure in Transformation is in that embryonic growth phase. “Leading to happiness” is handwritten in this piece to describe the hope we hold onto while wandering in transformation space. The embedded Kanji calligraphy reminds us that we should take comfort in the wisdom from the generations that we carry with us.
36x36 Rag paper mounted to panel board, acrylic and mixed media. Handwritten "In stillness I wait and listen."
12x30 inch, mixed media on gallery wrap canvas The artist writes "In unity you discover freedom."
Mixed media on handmade paper mounted to canvas, 12x18 inches. This piece is part of the Yesteryear grouping within the Freedom Series - works that express freedom from our pasts – those moments in time that haunt us and deter our forward movement. Trauma, fear, embarrassment, drama, infidelity, death, all play out on the pages of rare books, documents, and music infused in these works of art. Dating from the 1700s to the early 1900s, the integrated artifacts are authentic sheets.
Two 12x30 inch deep canvases, mixed media The artist writes: "Time. Seized. Captured halfway through its jump toward the next moment." Embedded from 1934 original Kahlil Gibran: "Yet the timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness, And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream. Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing."
36x36 Rag paper mounted to panel board, acrylic and mixed media. Mounted rare book page copy "The stars come up spinning every night bewildered in love." and "When one of us gets lost, is not here, he must be inside us. There's no place like that anywhere in the world." Handwritten is "I love you." and Kanji for "Eros" in Chinese.
36x36, acrylic and mixed media on rag paper mounted to panel board. Handwritten "The winds of the heavens dance between you. Let love be a moving sea between the shores of your souls." from Kahlil Gibran
36x36 Rag paper mounted to panel board, acrylic and mixed media. Mounted rare book page copy "Life freezes if it doesn't get a taste of this almond cake." and "A mountain keeps an echo deep inside itself. That's how I hold your voice." Handwritten is "The Buddha in me bows to the Buddha in you"
36x36 Acrylic and mixed media on rag paper mounted to panel board. Handwritten "Sometimes a door opens, and a human being becomes a way for grace to come through."
36x36 Rag paper mounted to panel board, acrylic and mixed media. Mounted rare book page copy "Remember the lips where the wind-breath originated, and let your note be clear. Don't try to end it. Be your note." Handwritten is "agape unconditional"
36x36 Acrylic and mixed media on canvas paper
36 x 36 Mixed media on panel
36”x36” Acrylic and mixed media on canvas/paper Handwritten by artist: “The wandering soul knows no rest....” Embedded from Rumi: “All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there. It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I’ve gone and come back, I’ll find it at home... More:
Two, 12x30, cotton rag paper on canvas with acrylic and mixed media
36x36" Acrylic and mixed media on canvas/paper. Embedded text from Rumi: "But there's a difference with this dream. Everything cruel and unconscious done in the illusion of the present world, all that does not fade away at the death waking. It stays, and it must be interpreted." Handwritten by the artist: "The elucidation is yours for the making."
24x30 Mixed media, rag paper strips on canvas. Embedded from Rumi "There are guides who can show you the way. Use them. But they will not satisfy your longing."
18x24 mixed media on panel
36" square, mixed media on canvas "Ultimately the truth flows into and through you like water through a rock."