Compassion

Compassion

Compassion detail

Compassion detail

MYSTICAL FACTS

Mystical Facts  15” x 22”

Mystical Facts

15” x 22”

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TERRA   22” x 29”  3. This Stone has a bright glittering: it contains the Spirit of a sublime original; it is the Sea of the Wise, in which they angle for their mysterious Fish.  The Six Keys of Eudoxus (Alchemical instructions for creating the Philosopher’s stone.)  sold

TERRA

22” x 29”

3. This Stone has a bright glittering: it contains the Spirit of a sublime original; it is the Sea of the Wise, in which they angle for their mysterious Fish.

The Six Keys of Eudoxus (Alchemical instructions for creating the Philosopher’s stone.)

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TERRA detail

TERRA detail

AQUA

22” x 29”

AQUA detail

AQUA detail

Wonder  22” x 29”

Wonder

22” x 29”

“Wonder compassion and conscience -three powers through which human beings transcend their own limitations; through these powers, influences that cannot find entrance via the intellect or the senses, ray into human life.” Rudolf Steiner Love and It’s Meaning In the World

Wonder detail

Wonder detail

Conscience  29" x 22"

Conscience

29" x 22"

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Conscience is inspired by The Sermon chapter in Moby Dick. The story of Jonah and the whale is told and there is a moment when Jonah notices the swinging lamp in his berth is tilting but the flame stays upright--as flames always do.  “Oh! so my conscience hangs in me!” he groans, “straight upwards, so it burns; but the chambers of my soul are all in crookedness!”  Many traditions describe the conscience as a flame inside you. This is why we call a moral person upstanding. It is said animals don't have a conscience because they are on all fours, and a baby's doesn't begin to develop until they can stand. It is the reason a criminal is called a crook and described as crooked .

Firmament  24” x 18”

Firmament

24” x 18”

Firmament detail

Firmament detail

Redeemer  22" x 22"

Redeemer

22" x 22"

I’ve wanted to paint a lamb for a long time. What I really wanted was to paint the spiral fur, but it’s intimidating to paint the animal that represents God for some people.  Why a lamb?  Such a gentle creature, hardly anyone I know thinks of God that way. In mythology wool is wisdom in matter. A king will have a fleece over his shoulder to show he is a wise person. I love wool. It is a magical substance, even wet wool will keep you warm.

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Bodhisattva  22" X 29'

Bodhisattva

22" X 29'

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DETAIL

SIGHTS UNSEEN

Feeling  24" x 21"  Part of triptych  Thinking Feeling Willing

Feeling

24" x 21"

Part of triptych Thinking Feeling Willing

Feeling is part of the triptych: Thinking, Feeling and Willing. In spirit a human being is separated into three aspects: the head and nervous system -thinking;  the trunk and the rhythmic system -feeling; and the limbs and the metabolic system -willing. The head, heart and hands. I chose a giraffe for Feeling because of its sensitive face, though I recently read that a giraffe has a special ‘super-charged’ heart in order to get blood up to its head. In retrospect the awkward posture of this giraffe reflects the sometimes unwieldiness of feelings.  If I were to choose a spirit animal it would be a giraffe- which would mean I’m ‘far-seeing’. In Siena, the giraffa is the symbol for the contrade (neighborhood) of painters.

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Dreaming  18" x 14"  Part of triptych  Waking Dreaming Sleeping

Dreaming

18" x 14"

Part of triptych Waking Dreaming Sleeping

Sleeping  18" x 14"  Part of triptych  Waking Dreaming Sleeping   sold

Sleeping

18" x 14"

Part of triptych Waking Dreaming Sleeping

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Poet  13” x 24”  sold

Poet

13” x 24”

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