Working with gold, glitter and Molding paste
This series tells the stories of nature's ability to inspire awe. To many people it may feel that there are two worlds, the human world and the world of nature. What they cannot see is that the human world is embedded in the natural world and dependent of it. All of the items we have ever had into our hands have come from nature. Yet, this connection has been lost since people have transformed their surroundings into magnificent urban environments and as a result there is an illusion of separation. The way humans have created their luxurious society in a relative short period has been a formidable feat. With that has come a loss of well-being as nature is intricately linked to the human spirit. In fact, our spirit will wither without the regenerating force of the natural world and needless to say our bodies will get toxic or die without nature's sustaining food and water supply.
In my art, I try to create a world that is reflective of the awe we find in nature. Each painting reflects our spiritual connection to that world. The golden glow of the AURUM series seeks to both illuminate and reflect our deep sensation of what home means to us and by the act of introducing them into our house, they will shine and shimmer their golden light and their vibration and make us feel at home, in connection with nature.
WHy is art essential for the human spirit?
Art is the biggest mystery of mysteries. Why do people express themselves through art and have a need and desire to look at and collect art? It is a question for a thesis and for many more blogs. Art is the ephemeral expression of human thoughts and emotions. Paintings, drawings and sculptures reflect powerful expression for the human spirit.
Since life is such a mystery, we have a need to investigate, contemplate and reflect on it. Fine art’s masterpieces inspire us to explore the meaning of life. Here are some reasons why art is important and how it nurtures the human spirit:
Art is really the most unique phenomenon -next to Nature itself-, that humans are able to create, and in creating are extending their inner beings to the outer world.
BACKGROUND ON THE GOLD SERIES
This series tells the stories of nature and the reality that there is one world. It may feel that there are two worlds, the human world and the world of nature. However, the human world is the natural world too. All things humans own came from nature. Yet, there is a significant disconnect of this reality as humans have transformed their surroundings away from nature into magnificent urban environments and as a result there is a sense of separation. The way humans have created this society in a relative short period has been a formidable feat. With that has come a loss of well-being as nature is intricately linked to the human spirit. In fact, our spirit is dependent on nature. That said, I try to create a world we can use indoors without losing that spiritual connection.
These paintings have the power to encapsulate the need to find that sense of belonging in nature, and by the act of introducing them into our houses, they will shine and shimmer their golden light and their vibration and make us feel back at home, where we come from. From nature.