The tree with gold leaves
Advanced mystics have described true reality as radiating infinite beauty, but hidden to ordinary perception. These drawings are a meditative practice based on this, as if the leaves of a tree would become gold, simply by watching and waiting until they did. I draw these images as a way of silently and patiently watching and waiting to see reality correctly.
The title 'Icons' is a reference to the classical portraits of Saints—Unio-Mystica—mystical experience, beyond ordinary experience and description. These drawings are '...like windows into a parallel world.'* via sustained awareness of non-form (meditation).
Other descriptions/parallels :– Nature (invisible) doing something visible, like wind tracing the surface of water– Essential processes : rarefaction, distillation, sublimation– Attractor fields, (as seen in the spontaneous unified movement of a flock of birds)– Opulence Végétaux : The sensuality, grandeur, or luxuriousness of the plant kingdom– Playful, organic, spontaneous things
* Fra Angelico