Friday, 18 January 2013

Projektis (paintings 1999-2002)


Twelve


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





Amazed Spectator





Trees I





Trees II



 

Question





Opening Up





Information





Psychological Turbulence





Sliding Through





Mischief





Root Canal Treatment





Hailing New Ideas





Whirlpool Warning





Far Away





Kiss





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





Prairie Dog





The Thirteenth Dimension





Sonny Jumping Through The Vortex





Snake





Worldly Possessions





Eye Spy