In my work I attempt to create a multi layered symbolic language pulled from the richness of my life experience. I want to confront the viewer and provoke thought. There are multiple meanings a symbol has depending on the viewer. I think of them as cultural-context-based as well as experiential with a personal history attached that precedes the viewer’s interpretation.
In the current mixed media work, based on the concept of Inherent Divinity, I transform the eye and hand into symbols that represent the Divine and the power of that force to be manifested into form through us. This series is more than just an exploration of the divine spark in us all, and the creative process, it is also about the mapping of self.
The common nature of these symbols guarantees that the audience will have multiple perspectives on what is being communicated. This is the human experience of perception which is in reality the essence of what I am exploring here. To punctuate my current topic of Inherent Divinity I also incorporate undercurrents of spirituality, sacred geometry, and mystery.