Initially inspired by the lives of both Carl Jung and Hermann Rorschach along with an introspective philosophy for living, I began painting these intricate, multi-dimensional, paintings in 2012. The way they morph and change as we peer into them mirrored my own experience during this period.
Recognizing this at the time and much more so in hindsight, the process of simply allowing them to come through me was very healing as loss surrounded me. Quite unexpectedly my father, husband and best friend of 20 years each neared the end of their lives. My world was indeed shifting and changing before my eyes. The personal awakening that this period ushered in was profound to say the least. The mystical experiences that accompanied it were powerful and transformational. Naming this series Gallerie Interiorem (inner gallery) is a nod to the incredible potential art has to mirror the life of the artist.
I love the visual language of this multi-dimensional imagery. The work itself gives me an opportunity to speak to and hopefully spark humanity's curiosity about our own multi-dimensional nature. As infinite, eternal beings we have access to so much more of ourselves than we are encouraged to understand. My personal dedication to introspective awakening is my life's work. It is metaphorically reflected in this series I have come to call Gallerie Interiorem (inner gallery).
Our first language is symbolic, not verbal. Inner wisdom speaks most profoundly in this way. The Gallerie Interiorem (inner gallery) series mirrors this. Symbolic language expands intuitive awareness as it shifts and expands perception. As awareness expands, in-sight dawns. In this way each Interiorem painting offers a way to experience this metaphorically. As we stare into them they expand, revealing more than initially meets the eye. Here are just a few things that have been said about this unique series...
Begun in 2012, the Gallerie Interiorem series is ongoing. To date almost 200 paintings make up the series. The gallery below offers a sampling of this work. All are copyright protected and may not be reproduced without artist permission.
The Gallerie Interiorem paintings average in size from 3" to 12".
Art exhibits and shows are centered around the shamanic nature of my Gallerie Interiorem series and the paintings that inspired in the Innerwyze Card decks. Accompanying the Gallerie Interiorem series are a few original works in a variety of media including oil painting, sculpture, textile art, artist books and original writings. These works demonstrate that any media can serve the introspective nature creativity offers for personal insight.
The Gallerie Interiorem series and the Innerwyze cards consists of intricate, multi-dimensional, paintings which morph and change as we peer into them. Reflecting the viewer, some see the initial image and move on. Others linger over an image and find hidden layers of imagery while still others weave intricate introspective stories from all aspects within the artwork. An ongoing series currently spanning seven years, this body of work is offered to galleries, guilds and art centers for shows or exhibits for the purpose of exploring and demonstrating the relationship between creativity and personal insight.
I am available for those that would like a brief talk about the work, it's inspiration and the resulting insights that can be found when creativity is approached from an introspective point of view.
Fun and engaging, this is an interactive talk. Designed to engage the audience in an experience of the unique way we each perceive the world, and therefore bring a valuable perspective to the lives we share.
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