The ultimate experience one can have is the internal connection to the light within, the connection to Source, to Divinity, to the Eternal. Only this is Absolute. Everything else is transient, susceptible to decay and death. The highest aspiration for the artist is to bring something of this inner experience into form. To portray the divine beauty.
This body of work, ‘Polishing The Mirror of The Heart,’ engages with this aspiration.
On the prayer mat the remembrance of God is the polish for the heart, the diamond within. Through repetition of the Divine Name the heart becomes polished like a mirror, reflecting the light. Similarly, on the canvas a repetitive process of heat and pressure by the artist's hand polishes the surface. In a labour of love, the painting becomes reflective like a mirror.
Light hits the surface, moving, shimmering, iridescent with colours from the environment. Through the play of light, during the day and night, the painting changes, constantly alive. There is a play of absence and presence, the Hidden and the Manifest.