Nothing has prepared me more for the act of creating than meditation and ritual practice, where all attention is focused on being fully aware of every thought, feeling, movement, not just of myself but of my surroundings, my space, my world. It cannot be a fully conscious process: the mind, emotions, body, and instinct all need to be in tune, and over-thinking leads to certain flatness in the work. Intuition allows form and line to spontaneously and expressively come through the brush. For me, that intuition has been trained through a focused esoteric practice where I have learned to relinquish control within set parameters. The act of creating art is now my foremost magical and mystical work.
“. . .allows others to access something which is much bigger than any of us.”