Transcendent and atmospheric, they are a way for us to listen to the stillness and embrace our shadows.
Sometimes when we listen to the stillness, shadow surrounds us and we can be stuck in the difficulty of its darkness. Shadow is that deep dark part within us . . . for some it is fear and anger, others a loss of hope and faith. It is often hard to let ourselves see the Shadow within, much less find a way to overcome it. Yet, in recognizing and naming our Shadow we can shift it into a strength. One way is by offering ourselves forgiveness for that which brought us to Shadow. To embrace Shadow is to see the light within and be comforted.
Conversations with the Stillness
The stillness within is sought for comfort and answers. To reach that state of being one must open a door. A door that many seem to have difficulty opening for they cannot find the right handle. The handle I have found to open the door is meditation . . . which I define as having conversations with the stillness. The paintings in this series are my conversations. I offer them to others as a way to reach the handle on the door to the stillness within themselves.