Fascinated by the history of Symbolism and how implanted oneiric images in my subconscious continue to show up in my art, I began the journey of iconography. Inspired by the images of the Tarot; Archetypal Symbols, Stained Glass from Medieval France and 12 th Century Gothic Art and the amazing spirit of Saint Hildegard of Bingen,I began to collect the symbols and images that spoke to me most. Talismans~ Visionary Allegories was conceived
I continue to perfect my personal style in the evolution of my Iconic Figurative artwork. Many of these represent the relationship between Anima and Animus , from Carl Jung's school of analytical psychology, the two primary anthropomorphic archetypes of the unconscious mind. This collection includes paintings from several series and mediums. These images are available on Note Cards.
Inspired by the work of Ernst Haeckel on microscopic marine organisms , such as Radiolarians, Protozoa, Diatoms, Anemones, Radiolaria, Amebas and Hydras. This series of paintings and etchings are a visual memoir of the loss of marine life as a result of the oil discharges due to the Deepwater Horizon Incident on April 20, 2010.
Birds are an archetypal symbol for the spirit and its freedom from the limitations of the material world. In 1993 After reading Ken Carey's book, 'Return of the Birdtribes' -I began to include the bird image in most of my paintings and which constitutes a fundamental source of inspiration for this collection of paintings.They represent 'the Birdtribes' as the higher dimensional aspects of Being, including our selves. These images are available on Note Cards