Our Body & Psyche.
Studies Into Our
Human Nature is a series of surreal figure paintings presented in a contemporary manner. In the works, I explore the spectrum of human emotions surrounding mortality, love, and morality. Religious symbols, philosophical notations, and entheogenic plants are imbued alongside the figures. In the paintings they complement each other, blurring the boundaries we place on them in the real world. Each piece places emphasis on the individual experience, placing importance on the Jungian approach that it is only through deep internal reflection and growth that we can hope to make changes in our world.
Oil on Panel
"The time has come for you to seek new levels of reality. Your ego and the (name) game are about to cease. You are about to be set face to face with the Clear Light. You are about to experience it in its reality."
- Timothy Leary
“A psychological process that makes of a human being an ‘individual’… a ‘whole’ man.”
- Carl Jung
"A lot of people think they should be happy all the time. But the writer understands you need both. You need the whole piano: the richness of the whole human experience. Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human."
- Janet Fitch
"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you don't bring forth will destroy you."
- Gospel of Thomas
Oil on Panel
“Thus it is said:
The path into the light seems dark,
the path forward seems to go back,
the direct path seems long,
true power seems weak...
- Lao Tzu Tao de Ching