The results of my April painting intensive – Six Paintings in Two Weeks – will be visible at the Coffeebar in Truckee CA from April 18th – 31st.

The opening reception is scheduled for April 27th from 4 – 6 pm, and you are invited!

Here are the details:

Show title: Geometricity – Intersection and Union
Date: April 27th 2018
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Location: Coffeebar Truckee
10120 Jibboom St, Truckee, CA 96161

Artist’s statement:

“The knowledge of which geometry aims is the knowledge of the eternal.”
Republic, VII, 52.

Plato’s theory of forms states that there are archetypal levels of reality that contain the blueprints of everything in the creation. According to Plato, human beings have knowledge of these archetypes from traveling in the spheres between incarnations. Learning ( anamnesis in ancient Greek,) consists of rediscovering that knowledge within. You simply remember or reconnect with the part of you that has a knowing of these archetypes. At Plato’s Academy, in ancient Greece (387 BCE), mathematics was stressed as a way of understanding more about the archetypal nature of reality. In particular he was convinced that geometry was key in unlocking the secrets of these archetypal levels. At the entrance of the academy there was a sign that read “Let no-one ignorant of geometry enter here”.

Now, I am a meditator and artist, not a mathematition! Yet I find that working with geometric forms does something beautiful to my state of mind. Geometric forms are a powerful language to describe the experiences of realms beyond the physical senses. States of consciousness that are difficult to capture in words can be expressed through a combination of the eternity of line, line segments, angles, and shapes.

In this series I’m exploring the states that emerge at the intersection of vertical and horizontal lines. These intersections are magical places. Thresholds where opposites are resolved and union exists.


Creator and consciousness geek Yohanna Jessup is an artist, web designer, and meditation instructor. Yohanna lives on a meditation retreat center in northern California and through her meditation practice she systematically explores states of consciousness that facilitate creativity and self discovery. Yohanna works as a fine artist creating commissions in paint and sculpture, makes the world wide web a more beautiful place to be with website design, and works as an IST practitioner, a meditation based therapy.
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