Monday, September 05, 2011


What if the 'here and now' is paradise? As we search for paradise in the external world, or in future imaginings or past nostalgia, are we missing what's right in front of us? And, what if paradise is not an external place or space, but an internal one? What if it everything at once?

Paradise Oil on linen 62 x 82 cm
I've been pondering the tree-of-life...yes again...and it seems to me that as it mirrors the life systems of the human body and the body of the earth, it also whispers hints of inner emotional and spiritual life energy. The human psyche is a fascinatingly endless yet intimate space to examine, and as we search layer after layer, links and conduits are revealed. I can 'see' the human psyche as a tree, with branches and twigs, trunk and roots, leaves, buds, bark, flowers. Its fulsome multiple dimensions mirroring the vast energy of outer space, which still remembers the beginning as it propels itself back to it and beyond. The human psyche, seemingly all about human consciousness and subconsciousness, erupts from its human boundaries, into the vastness of all existence. Paradise?

Remembering The Reason Why Oil on linen 100 x 60 cm

My exhibition Paradise opens this week in Melbourne!

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Solo exhibition at

Purgatory Artspace

170 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne
6 September - 8 October
11 am - 5 pm Tuesday - Saturday

OPENING FRIDAY 9 September 6-8 pm

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1 comment:

Audubon Ron said...

Good luck at your exhibition. Paradise?

You know what is great about your art? I trust it. It's honest. I am willing to listen and think on its messages.