The image above is a detail of a larger painting which I’ll post later.
Painted at a time of high stress, this type of detailed work helped me through the darkness. Its complicated arrangement of lines and fields of thick paint require a focussed mind… so focussed that the left brain is completely occupied with the design that the right brain is allowed to figure out the real life problems I needed to face. Answers to crisis of the heart do not easily come from logical, linear thinking and the unconscious must be allowed to surface so that primal instinct and empathy may play a part through such meditative undertakings.
Each time (in my life) that crises of a sensitive nature have evolved, such as dealing with sickness or a death in the family, I have gone to similar extremes in my art.