The Lotus Blooms Now
This series of paintings depicts the lotus flower in various states of maturity. The use of glitter, and stones adds a sense of style and luminescence to these pieces, each of which is painted on canvas with high quality polymer acrylic paint, and varnished with a UV protective coating for lasting color endurance.
In Asia, and especially in Japan, the lotus flower symbolizes a state of attainable enlightenment. In Hinduism and Buddhism, it is believed that the spirit of this sacred flower is embodied within every person. Though its roots are in the mud, the lotus rises above the water’s surface and blossoms, unfolding in full glory and opening her perfect symmetrical petals, reaching towards the sun. When we reach beyond the muddy waters of our hardships in pursuit of something great, it is then that one’s inner beauty unfolds.
I am referring symbolically to the Lotus Flower and using it as a metaphor for the current political and economic hardships we are undergoing as individuals and as a nation. I also use it as a reminder of a long-awaited positive shift in our collective consciousness to treat the earth and all its inhabitants as an extension of ourselves.
Just as the Mayan people predicted such a shift to happen soon, I like to visually, energetically and actively promote that change with this exhibit and the statement “The Lotus Blooms Now”.
“Anybody who is one with what he or she does is building the new earth at this very moment” from The New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.
The Emotion Paintings
This series of twelve paintings depicts my emotions over the course of a year, expressed on large size canvasses. Each painting is executed without a pre-determined intellectual notion.
I tune into my self by centering and meditating on where I am at this very moment as well as allowing the vibration and energy field of each season to influence me as I am painting.
These paintings are a true and honest reflection of my emotions in that very moment, spontaneously and powerfully rendered and drawn from the depths of my intuition…
The materials used include old leftover oil and acrylic paints, coarse fillers, pearl sparkles and glitter. I am working with my bare hands to touch and feel the materials as I work.
Not to paint, but to be the paint itself.