I have always been fascinated in getting to the essence of things. Looking behind the surface and into what lies beneath.
For me drawing and painting is a way to know things beyond the suface. To create a convincing image, I like to understand the structure of the subject. It’s mechanics. How it is put together. How it works.
Through meditation and states of consciousness I can gain an even greater depth of insight. Probing into the archetypal realities that emanate the creation. And building systematic pathways so that I can return to these states of consciousness again and again when creating.
The experience of archetypal realities blows away anything I have ever created materially. And yet, I am still inspired to try to express these experiences often in images because words seem so shallow in the face of greater realities.
The creative process has become a profound practice, bringing aliveness, challenge, and joy. Creating is a devotional process for me. Through creativity I can experience stepping outside of my little ego/personality. When it’s really going really well it’s as if something broader and more universal moves through me.
I think that a true work of art is transcendent. And this is what I strive for every time I create.