My conceptual theme in the first three series of work is the exploration of ceremony in cultural structures, both spiritual and secular. Symbols are important vehicles to impart socio-political or spiritual information in any society. The progression of technical skills and social concepts by the artists of early cultures led to the stabilization of images. Those that were recognized, as most vital, were accepted as the collective symbols.
With the onset of mass, instantaneous image distribution our culture's historic symbols have become lost in a barrage of symbols, with a half life of a week or a day. My work addresses what can be seen as the antithesis of this phenomenon, i.e. essential basic elements of cultural substance, spirituality, ceremony, fertility, an awareness of the natural order and balance of forces.
fourth body of
work represented here, the Circumflex Series, explores the
of the energy, Chi in the Eastern Philosophies, which is
inherent in all
life forms. My a formal approach in this work, is to
life energy in a moment of time so to give the viewer the
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