Ajna, the third eye
The treescape series is an interpretation of the seven chakras from Sanskrit text. A simple translation of chakra is “Wheel of Light”. It identifies different energy sources within our bodies. These paintings are my way of seeking a better understanding of whole self. They also represent the forest of thoughts constantly running through my mind.
The compositions are free-flowing and chaotic. Layers of color between exposed white paper and a tape resist transport me into an awareness of the seven energy sources as each painting develops.
My goal was to achieve sound body and mind with each painting. I am able to identify where I have strengths, and where I have weaknesses. This awareness is the first step toward living a more complete, satisfying life.
"1000 Trees", The Seven Chakras
I am excited to start a new painting, another large landscape inspired by the Huangshan Mountains. There is a wonderful feeling I strive to create when I see the amazing combination of heavenly sky converging into dramatic, mountainous land.