My “Inner Journey” series of abstract paintings are a metaphor for our life journey, for the ego’s journey. Time, the path we have travelled, is represented by the direction and quality of the line. As it turns back on itself the line forms unique shapes. Repetition and colour morph into unique patterns that overlap and merge into one another. These visual elements may symbolize the events we have experienced, the seasons we pass through, the roles we play and the layers of our lives.
When we stand back and view the completed image it is no longer a series of unrelated lines, or shapes, or patters. The overall image has evolved into a rich and colourful tapestry. Like a patchwork quilt where all the elements come into play it hopefully provides a visual image that evokes harmony and pleasure. An interconnectedness of all the visual elements reflects the Divine infused in all of life. Perhaps it also speaks of the complexity, diversity, and beauty of our own unique human experience. For me at this point in time, a life of beauty, joy and love.
At another level the paintings are analogous to my inner journey of self inquiry, the inner journey of the soul. Not a conceptual understanding or visual representation of the ego’s journey but an unfolding awareness of a deeper reality. An awakening to a divine Self that is not my thoughts, nor my personal “story”. Something deeper resides within, unable to be contained by words. Soul, spirit, deeper self, inner teacher, inner truth are all terms used to describe this unique inner being or presence.