MINDWORKS are drawing meditations, images rising from the unconscious mind. 'Allowing' is most important. It is necessary to have no pre-conceived ideas about what the work will be. I start with my... More > mind in an 'idle' state, kind of drifting, calm and relaxed. I put down a few smudges with charcoal on paper and ideas rising from my unconscious begin to appear. Stabilo pencil on mylar film is also used, touching the marks with water in a brush. I read into these vague marks whatever images come to mind and then enhance them with more drawing...'drawing' them forth, so to speak. Associations occur and it is mostly a process of discovery and adventure. It is important not to judge too quickly, just observe what is happening. There is no need to control, allowing is the key. It is very exciting. I let things happen--an advent. These images are then digitized and enhanced in the computer.
MINDWORKS are a process of discovery, art put to the service of self-realization for the artist as well as the viewer.< Less
EARLY WORKS is a random selection of images, paintings and sketches, produced over a period of several decades, roughly from 1960 to 1990. Some were created during school years, others while working... More > in industry and teaching at FIT. They are grouped into four categories: Still Life, Figurative, Landscape and Sketchbook. This work precedes, and in many cases, parallels the collection of MINDWORKS images, also published through lulu.com/
The images in this book are earlier works as contrasted to MINDWORKS images of more recent years. Craftmanship and technique have always interested and challenged me; it is an adventure of discovery, of failures and successes, the visual world of art opening up every step of the way. What better way to discover one’s self than to be an artist.< Less
What are MINDWORKS?
Carl Jung was a pioneer in the exploration of the unconscious mind. Dreams, fantasies, myths and free associations were some of his tools of exploration. Calming his mind and... More > allowing thoughts and feelings to rise to consciousness were part of the process. MINDWORKS are drawing meditations, art put to the service of self-realization for the artist as well as the viewer.< Less