The eye of life series
In my latest body of work, I explore the symbolism of circles and round objects as portals or gateways. These abstract shapes serve as a metaphor for the boundless potential for growth and connection that exists within each of us.
The use of vibrant colors in these paintings reflects the energy and vitality that is inherent in this journey of self-discovery and self-realization. The incorporation of genuine 24K gold rings in some of the circles adds a layer of counter symbolism, representing the material distractions and obstacles that can sometimes block our path to unity, wholeness, infinity, spirituality, and the eternal.
Through the interplay of these contrasting elements, I aim to create a visual experience that speaks to the universal human experience of seeking connection and transcendence. However, by combining these seemingly conflicting symbols of unity and division, creates a sense of tension and ambiguity.
Are the circles inviting us to enter, or are they warning us to stay away?
Do they represent a passage to a higher plane of existence, or do they symbolize our inability to transcend the material world?
It is my hope that these paintings will inspire viewers to reflect on their own journey towards self-discovery and to find their own path to unity, wholeness, and the infinite.