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The empire of love is the moment you choose love over fear. It refers to the process of creating art and allowing
fear to pass during the act of self expression. I don't care about good art or bad art, I don't believe in that. The act of embracing the process is as important or more important, than the finished outcome. Push through fear of criticism, ignore doubt, and take action, even if it's simple as watching a line come out of your hand or making some sound. Allow yourself to make what you will. Allow yourself to be free !
The human experience that lacks the aspect of devotion, is a mere shadow of the full expression of our divine consciousness. Art manifests from a primordial desire to create, it arrises from my inner space as an intuitive concept or visualization, that expresses and reflects in the art that I create in the physical dimension. It is my true nature, how I percieve myself and the world that expresses into the 3 dimensional sculptural forms and paintings. The creative process is meditation, it is the space that connects me to the present moment and allows my uniqueness, love and freedom to express into the fine art that I create. Each piece is alive, energetic and provoking. My intention and goal is to re define the creative art process from start to finish, and produce cutting edge modern contemporary art, creating natural sculptural forms and modern contemporary paintings, that captivate the mind/body/soul of the viewer.
It began with the original leaf and flower sculptures, inspired by the rich and vibrant nature of my home, Vancouver, Canada. Tediously constructed using a steel frame, original paper mache technique, acrylic and high gloss epoxy resin finishes, my wall sculptures have a natural organic feeling, bringing a warmth, and uniqueness to any space. My intention was to re create the peace and serenity found in nature through the sculptures, and bring that feeling into the modern dwelling, where more often then not human beings experience a disconnectedness with the nature and the planet earth that surrounds them.
Art can be universal, but it is also always particular. Out of that big impersonal field of love, the crafting of an art object has to be specific and erotic. A particular object made of particular materials needs to be concretized. That's why the visionary art experience is both very specific and personal on one level, and also very open and impersonal on another. Anyone can tune into that. The art object can thereby play an important role in mediating between the abstract universal field of love and the world of embodied and personal love. Usually we think about love in terms of loving a person, an animal or a place, but loving a piece of art, gives us a different frequency to tune into. Art can actually open up our hearts to an experience of love !
My career as a professional artist began in 2007, with the creation of the leaf sculpture series, followed by the opening of my Vancouver, Canada based art gallery and design studio, The Shakti Gallery. For many years my works have been sold and displayed in fine art galleries and upscale interior design stores throughout western Canada.
Eventually, my work evolved, using the same paper mache technique, creating modern contemporary sculpted textured paintings. The surface of each of my paintings is 3 dimensional, drawing the viewer on an inward journey. Also inspired by natural forms, my paintings always have a unique message that each individual will interpret in a different way. Ultimately all of my work should invoke a feeling of peace and tranquility as this is the inner space from where my works come. My art is my meditation, may it be yours as well.