spring leaves

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

I hacked one of my sister Sallies paintings and made it into a Mandala - the painting came about in a rather serendipidous way and it was fun to work / collaborate with her abstract painting with my photographic process here's the original photo of the painting.

Sally Angers painting all rights reserved

Saturday, September 19, 2015

we be but pebbles 

Opus Mandala 

According to art therapist and mental health counselor Susanne F. Fincher, we owe the re-introduction of mandalas into modern Western thought to Carl Jung, the Swiss psychoanalyst. In his pioneering exploration of the unconscious through his own art making, Jung observed the motif of the circle spontaneously appearing. The circle drawings reflected his inner state at that moment. Familiarity with the philosophical writings of India prompted Jung to adopt the word "mandala" to describe these circle drawings he and his patients made. In his autobiography, Jung wrote:
"I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing,...which seemed to correspond to my inner situation at the time....Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is:...the Self, the wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well is harmonious."
— Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, pp. 195 – 196.
Jung recognized that the urge to make mandalas emerges during moments of intense personal growth. Their appearance indicates a profound re-balancing process is underway in the psyche. The result of the process is a more complex and better integrated personality.
"The mandala serves a conservative purpose—namely, to restore a previously existing order. But it also serves the creative purpose of giving expression and form to something that does not yet exist, something new and unique…. The process is that of the ascending spiral, which grows upward while simultaneously returning again and again to the same point."
— Jungian analyst Marie-Louise von Franz, C. G. Jung: "Man and His Symbols," p. 225
Creating mandalas helps stabilize, integrate, and re-order inner life.[26]
According to the psychologist David Fontana, its symbolic nature can help one "to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious, ultimately assisting the meditator to experience a mystical sense of oneness with the ultimate unity from which the cosmos in all its manifold forms arises."[27]

Friday, April 10, 2015

Here's a nude I light painted and manipulated in Photo Shop 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

I did a digital image of the Big Burr Oak and respectable Sycamore that I love near it, shortly after a big Missoura snow storm. The Burr Oak is one of the most photographed trees in Boone county. I see a bit differently from most......


Sunday, February 15, 2015

"Jetstream Revisited"

I revisited one of my best older light painting works as a manipulated mandala


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lightbox Sculptures

I've been working on light sculptures over the holidays heres a photo of the prototype

They are really stunning in low light