the language of light series
zephyr greyhaven, MFA thesis
Tippetts Gallery, Utah State University, 2017
My work is an homage to the subtle brilliance and magnificence of the natural world; it is an appeal to the mystique and hidden order of our reality. The physical world around us is illusory, as all things are energetic in essence. Our reality is a symphony of vibrations, of interfering and resonating energetic frequencies. Sound, color, heat and matter are all similar electromagnetic waves; everything is light, and we are the conscious observers.
My paintings are meant to communicate not only the visual quality of an experience, but rather the cerebral excitement which stems from the gamut of deeper sensitive perception. While I tend to indulge in the empyreal aesthetics of the flora and fauna that I observe, my paintings are intended to express fleeting moments of transcendent sublimity.
Patterns form a foundation upon which resonate the visual motifs and metaphysical energy of the environment, its atmosphere, and its inhabitants. This sympathetic patterning, derived from sacred geometry, alludes to that which is beyond the perceptible, to the ubiquitous structure of the universe; it invokes divinity and visualizes the unseen energetic forces which bind matter, spirit and consciousness.