Mythological Modernism, Primal Modern, Ancient Contemporary.
"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being." Carl Jung — Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1962.
I believe to fully understand ourselves, modern man must make a connection with ancient man. In Riane Eisler’s book, The Chalice and the Blade, she writes, “An important lesson to be learned from the rise of modern totalitarianism is that it can be a fatal error to under estimate the power of myth. The human psyche seems to have a built-in need for a system of stories and symbols that “reveal” to us the order of the universe and tell us what our place within it is. It is a hunger for meaning and purpose seemingly beyond the power of any rationalistic or logical system to provide.”
Art must have a purpose. I want to make art that renders to us the experience of the true transcendence in our lives. Once this is communicated, our eyes will be opened to the image of the universe. The idea, behind the “Primal Modern” or “Ancient Contemporary” theme in my work is to draw a parallel to the consciousness of the past, and let it marry the technology of the present. What we need in the neo-consciousness of culture, is a balance with nature. Let this be our dream. Let this be our sacred place. To quote Joseph Campbell, “Every sacred place is the place where eternity shines through time.” Nirvana will come from the soul of man, through our creations, through our falling and rising, through the darkness and the light.