Monday, May 16, 2011

AAW 10th Annual Spring Art Show

This show features work by my students-- drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry. Also featuring work from Audrey Mantey's students-- Photography and Multimedia. If you are in the Detroit area, come and join us-- you wont' be disappointed!

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Map and directions

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Painting: Vesica

Jacobi, Vesica, 18" x 24", acrlylic, 2011

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This painting uses as its inspiration the Vesica Piscis, which is comprised of the intersection of two circles with the same radius, intersecting in such a way that the center of each circle lies on the circumference of the other. (Wikipedia) The Vesica Piscis has mystical significance in a number of areas-- Christianity, Kabbalah, Freemasonry, "sacred geometry", and more.

This painting has deep meaning for me personally. What exactly that is, I can't really put into words. Much of how I relate to this painting takes place at the subconscious level; in my conscious mind, I'm not sure that I fully understand it. This is what drives me to paint images like this. It's like meditation, therapy, and a search for spiritual and metaphysical understanding all rolled into one. 

Below you will find the process I went through to arrive at the final image. The sketches were done in Photoshop with a Wacom Intuos 2 tablet.

If you like this painting, you might enjoy taking a look at my paintings Nava Yoni, and The Opener of the Way.