Dreamtime

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Acrylic on Canvas

61 x 91cm
Dance of Life

 

The tree, totemic and sculptural in its edifying presence, withstands the passage of time. Human existence is, in comparison, transient. Hence the symbolic power of this majestic being, a silent, mysterious life form that links heaven and earth, promoting reflection and wisdom amongst humans in its transcendental presence. Monumental yet ethereal, it outlives most earthly species by centuries.
This painting is a meditation on nature. It reflects on the qualitative difference between the unified and the fragmented mind.  It is an invitation for people to reconnect deeply with nature and experience a fuller, more connected life. ‘Dreamtime’ is also a tribute to the Aboriginal people of Australia and their rich artistic legacy, which reflects a heightened awareness of the interconnectedness of life on Earth. Their deep reverence for all life derives from the fundamental awareness of the web of life. Human existence, when in harmony with nature, is a cosmic experience characterised by pure, direct perception. They are an inspiration, at these times of climate change and civil unrest, and a reminder of the deleterious consequences of political emphasis on profit over sustainable living. The Mayans said that ‘time is of the mind’. This statement implies that reclaiming of one’s time leads to regaining control of the mind. This painting is a meditation on nature and its derived time-perception. It reflects on the qualitative difference between the unified and the fragmented mind.  It is also an invitation for people to re-connect deeply with nature and experience a fuller life grounded in an experience of the present moment for a more connected experience.
Dreamtime is also a tribute to aborigine people of Australia and their rich artistic legacy, which reflects a heightened awareness of the interconnectedness of life on Earth. Their deep reverence for all life derives from the fundamental awareness of the web of life upon which ecosystems come to be. Human existence, when in harmony with nature, is a cosmic experience characterised by pure, direct perception. They are an inspiration, at these times of climate change and civil unrest, and a reminder of the deleterious consequences of political emphasis on profit over sustainable living. The Mayans said that ‘time is of the mind’, implying that reclaiming of one’s time leads to regaining control of the mind.
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God Within

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Acrylic on Canvas with Painted Sides

This painting is inspired from neuro-theological research and the finding of
areas in the brain that activate during prayer, meditation and spiritual
experiences. The scientific search for God within the brain has yielded
some fruitful results: the finding of areas in the brain (using neuro-imaging
technology -fMRI scans) that activate during spiritual experiences, prayer,
and meditation. However, the interpretation of these findings is proving to be
a challenge: Whilst for some, these spiritual ‘hotspots’ in the brain generate
these experiences, for others, the pinpointing of these specific areas only
shows that God speaks to humans through these localized areas in
the brain. Scientific attempts to prove or disprove the existence of God
continue on…

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