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STATEMENT

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

 

The subject of my art is the relationship between personal and social transformation. Each artwork I make represents some aspect of the developmental path I have taken in parallel to my work as a social change consultant and leadership trainer at Magenta Studios (magenta.fm). Many works depict the inner difficulties of healing from trauma, liberation from habitual mindset and behavior, and strengthening creative capacity.

Accordingly, many of my works deal with themes of death and rebirth, suffering and transformation, and wisdom earned through pain. There is an attempt to convey (and invite dialogue about) the “archetypal” processes that comprise spiritual maturity, not for its own sake but instead in service to others.

While the images mean something quite specific to me, they often afford other interpretations, and I am especially happy when people interpret them in their own ways.