Here are some of my early paintings, 26 out of 100 I made during this period, illustrating metaphysical inner journeys.
It was a focused and determined period of painting for me. To describe my artistic practice at that time: By projecting the psyche onto a white expanse of scintillating cloud covered sky, envisaged as a blank canvas, I strived to interpret the subconscious motifs reflected back through the spectrum of my imagination.
Underpinned by my studies of the esoteric art forms mediumship, healing and an interest in shamanic journeying, I concocted a visual language to capture my experience deciphering the landscape of my interior excursions.
Many of the paintings were created on salvaged wood.
The Long Hello
Root Canal Treatment
Hailing New Ideas
Something Strange in the Garden
Alman Almana (The Protector)
There's a story behind this painting. I lived next door to a medium and she held sittings with a wealthy banker. During one of these sittings she spoke of an ebony man. That night I dreamed of the ebony man and was told his name is Alman Almana the protector.
And so it is...
What Is Left Behind
The Tallest Tree