The Journey to The Core

The Space and Spirit of Inner Peace

(2014)

The mandala is an ancient symbol often used as a vehicle to open the mind and create a spiritual space for the practitioner. Metaphysically, it is a representation of the universe and the inquisitive path to enlightenment. The mandala symbols function as tools for interpreting the subconscious mind. The significance of drawing this symbol embodies impacts made in the artist's life as well as other's. In this body of work, the mandala is a structure where the artist creates her own iconography. The wall pieces, sculptural in nature, represent the chakras, which reflect her own subtle body. The paintings are interpretive portraits of people both physically and spiritually. The drawings address the energy or the path each person brings to every obstacle. As humans, the life journey is experiential. However, beliefs equally form the mind and imagination. Humans constantly look for answers. It is not until they look inward that they find what they are truly looking for- nirvana.  

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"...like the goal of the alchemists..."   12 inches in diameter / oil on cotton canvas

"...like the goal of the alchemists..."

12 inches in diameter / oil on cotton canvas

"...trusting and knowing one's own heart..."   12 inches in diameter / oil on cotton canvas

"...trusting and knowing one's own heart..."

12 inches in diameter / oil on cotton canvas

"...toward understanding the vast scheme of things..."   12 inches in diameter / oil on cotton canvas

"...toward understanding the vast scheme of things..."

12 inches in diameter / oil on cotton canvas

denial   40 x 24 inches / charcoal on paper

denial

40 x 24 inches / charcoal on paper

Syadhistana   12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic

Syadhistana

12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic

 
Sahasrara   12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic

Sahasrara

12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic

Ajna   12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic

Ajna

12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic

Visuddha   12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic

Visuddha

12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic

Anahata   12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic

Anahata

12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic

Manipura   12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic

Manipura

12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic

 
"...to the timeless balance of rising and falling energies..."   12 inches in diameter / oil on cotton

"...to the timeless balance of rising and falling energies..."

12 inches in diameter / oil on cotton

"...and darkness was upon the face of the deep..."   12 inches in diameter / oil on cotton

"...and darkness was upon the face of the deep..."

12 inches in diameter / oil on cotton

"...becoming free at a new level of being..."   12 inches in diameter / oil on cotton canvas

"...becoming free at a new level of being..."

12 inches in diameter / oil on cotton canvas

acceptance   40x24 inches / charcoal on paper

acceptance

40x24 inches / charcoal on paper

Muladhara   12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic

Muladhara

12 inches in diameter / ceramic and acrylic