Over the last year and a half since Maps to Herself came to be, I’ve been inspired by so many various things that I love which make their way from my soul to the canvas. Geometry and sacred symbology, animals, crystals, nature, astrology and the divine feminine. At least one of these will always play a part in my artistic expression and there is always a beautiful message to receive from them.
As I continue to explore different themes or styles, recently there has been a growing desire to explore one particular theme more deeply. A kind of artist study. It stems from my fascination for the intricately decorated doorways and exotic arches that grace the cities and towns of places like India. I have never been to India, but I know that it won’t be long until I find myself there, being mesmerized by all the beauty, colour and spirit that infuse their culture.
I feel drawn to this subject not only for the visual beauty but by what is intrinsically represents. A narrative, a ritual, a symbolic interpretation of the metaphysical world. The doorway allows positive energy (prana) into a space while keeping negative energy at bay. It’s the progression from outer reality into the inner sanctum where everything is considered most beautiful and divine. It is the movement from the materialistic to spiritual world.