As I walk the path of the Heart I am drawn to the Spirit and Soul of all things.
Unveiling Krishna 2020
Unveiling Krishna began in 2008 with Blue Krishna. Blue Krishna developed on its own in a way, as most of my paintings do. The earth spinning on Krishna's left finger and the Milky Way spiraling in Krishna's right hand foretold of the sppeding up of time and the chaos and turmoil we were beginning to experience and that would continue to unfold.
In 2010 I painted over Blue Krishna and created Red Lotuses. This was my move toward greater calm, peace and healing. For myself and for the planet. The drops in the center circle are rain, nourishment of the spirit and soul. The lotuses rest on top of planet earth, mirrored, and root into the earth; connection. About a year and a half ago I needed to bring Krishna back, so I scraped and sanded off as much of the red lotuses that I could, unveiling Krishna underneath. I began slowly, painting some of the Krishna image back in; the eyes, some of the crown and hair, adding to the body and background. The result was the Unveiling Krishna painting on bottom right. The eyes were more visible but the darkness of the painting, especially of the upper right and left sections, bothered me. I knew I had to lighten up the painting and bring Krishna even more to the forefront. What emerged unfolded intuitively, again. The veil of flames over the hair, the flower on the left side of the hair, the flames gently rising from the spheres behind Krishna and throughout. I've kept parts that I scraped, where the paints from the different layers show and look abstract. I like that the image is more impressionistic now and it feels more integrated.
Education MFA, Master of Fine Arts degree, University of Iowa, Multimedia-Intermedia and Video Arts MA, Master of Arts degree, University of Iowa, Multimedia-Intermedia and Video Arts BS, Bachelor of Science degree, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Art Education Certificates Art and Expressive Arts Therapies; Arizona, Texas Homeopathic Medicine, Arizona Biomagnetic Healing, Arizona Other Coursework Expressive Arts Therapy workshop, University of Texas Continuing Education at Laguna Gloria Expressive Arts Therapy Summer Institute, Prescott College, Arizona Psychology, Colorado State University; Front Range Community College