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Edifice and Alchemy

Here are some images from my recent show at Belhaven University. The show will be open until March 25th, 2020.

Edificial Epistemologies. 2012-Present. Dimensions variable

 

Detail from Edificial Epistemologies. 2012-Present. Dimensions variable

 

Unfinished Edifice. 2020. 36″18″

 

Detail from Study for Eudoxia. 2020. 42″x19′

 

Jacob’s Ladder. 2020. 10’x6″

 

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Thursday Thoughts: Art as Alchemy

I was looking through Cirlot’s Dictionary of Symbols and found this description of Alchemy:

Alchemy is a symbolic technique which seeks to materialize spiritual truths. It is a poetic, religious, and scientific endeavor. The goal is to experience material phenomena as symbols which point to a complete theory of the universe and the destiny of the soul (the secret of discovering gold would be a mark of divine favor and thus success). [paraphrased from my notes and memory rather than quoted word for word]

While it’s not a perfect metaphor, the notion of Alchemy is a helpful model for my own artistic process.

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