Triangles and Sacred Geometry: Fall 2008

Looking to Nature: In October 2008, I have darshan with a sacred woman from India. Darshan is the bestowal of Light, Love and Grace from a spiritual teacher. Just to behold a holy person is enough to grant healing and other boons to a spiritual seeker. This is my first encounter with something extraordinary. After darshan, I experience a bright light along my spinal column. I feel at peace. When I return to school on Monday, I feel transformed, more at peace. I spend hours drawing trees and studying sacred geometry. A few weeks later, I am initiated as a Rising Star Practitioner (see healing page for more info on this) and my work continues to change.

 
Tree study
charcoal on paper, apx 10" x 10"
October 2008




 Tree studies 
charcoal on paper, each apx 20" x 8"
October 2008


Tree Study (color)
oil pastel on paper apx 12" x 9"
October 2008


  
 
Tree Studies (color)
oil pastel on paper, each apx 12" x 9"
October 2008


 The Rising Star
acrylic on paper, apx 24" x 12"
October 2008


 Memamma's Tapestry
20" x 15" watercolor on paper
September 2008


View of Memamma's Tapestry in the studio


 
Giant Star Installation
apx. 15' x 15', acrylic on paper
October - December 2008

Triangle Dream: Shortly after the darshan experience, I have a dream of two triangles, representing the male and female, touching at an apex. The male triangle is normally pointing upwards, but in the dream, I feel that I am the purple upwards-pointing triangle and the light blue downwards triangle is the male energy. Curious. The dream prompts a study of geometric symbology, sacred geometry and platonic solids. Two triangles united forms the Star of David. At this time in my life, the male and female energies are not ready to make the union of opposites. So I paint my feelings about relationships using triangles.


Triangle Study
16" x 12" acrylic on canvas
October 2008


Coupling 1 and Coupling 2
16" x 12" each, acrylic on canvas
November 2008



Coupling 3
10" x 18 acrylic on canvas
November 2008



Anger and Jealousy
12" x 12" each, acrylic on canvas
November 2008




Anger
12" x 12" acrylic on canvas
November 2008



Inner Space
14" x 14" acrylic on canvas
November 2008

Triangle Ghost
12" x 12" acrylic on canvas
November 2008


Window
14" x 14" acrylic on canvas
November 2008






Little Blue
5" x 5" acrylic on canvas
November 2008


 Small Triangles
each: 16" x 12" acrylic on canvas
November 2008


Triangles, continued: The triangle study leads to a variety of mediums besides acrylic. I enjoy cutting painted canvases into geometric shapes and stitching or collaging them together. Often, these little canvas "paintings" are incorporated into acrylic pieces. It is all great fun and I work through my own relationship issues until my fascination with geometry takes over. I explore sacred geometry: geometric shapes with spiritual significance. Metatron's Cube and the platonic solids encapsulate me and prompts a new body of work: three-dimensional stuffed "paintings" of three platonic solids.


 Triangle Quilt
stitched painted canvas apx 40" x 30"
November 2008




Don't Think Of...

14" x 14" oil and acrylic on canvas
November 2008

Interaction
14" x 14" oil and acrylic on canvas
November 2008


Jews Can't Paint (inspired by David Cohen's talk on RB Kitaj)
16" x 12" acrylic collage on canvas
November 2008



For Kate
6" x 18" acrylic on wood panel
November 2008




For Jose
9" x 12" acrylic on canvas
November 2008


 Rest
14" x 14" painted canvas and acrylic on canvas
November 2008


Space
8" x 10" acrylic on canvas
November 2008


Touching
8" x 5" acrylic on canvas
November 2008



Diamond Collage
84" x 60" acrylic and canvas collage
November 2008


Octagon
apx. 40" x 40" sewn canvas
November 2008

 More Octagons
apx. 40" x 40" paper and painted canvas collage
November 2008




Platonic Solids
1. Tetrahedron (4 sides)
2. Octahedron (8 sides)
3. Icosahedron (20 sides)
dimensions vary, oil on canvas, pillow stuffing, thread
November 2008


Platonic Solids Installation at December Final Critique






 
Geometrical pieces at December Final Critique 2008

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