Through art I have attempted to allow the mysterious world of archetypal forces a vehicle for expression. To do this I have had my head in universal myths and legends for many years, which have given me greater insights into the forces behind what we call ‘inspiration’. At the same time, I have attempted to explore knowledge that empowers the imagination and gains understanding of the creator within. Without acknowledging the invisible realms of the imagination, we see ourselves as just physical energy; matter that is separate from the forces of creation and therefore un-whole. In recent weeks I was reflecting on a wonderful educational project from 10 years ago, when I was contacted by a school in Alberta Canada (Allendale School) with a view to supporting art curricular project work, where the students would focus on my paintings of Lions. Over many weeks a ‘huge body of art’ would come from Grade 8 classes. Having watched the students’ work progress over a period of weeks (from afar) I was in awe of the ‘vitality and energy’ captured by the school kids at Allendale. Such amazing art work!
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