Gold Builds Onto the White Landscape
For me, Spiritual Identity starts with the question, “Who am I?”. This is a constant quest to the journey of consciousness. I explore this exact concept, this exact question within my Karma Series. Similarly to my Identity Series, I do this through a layering process, but by utilizing various materials. Each layer is symbolic of the spiritual process, starting with pure gold leaf which is adhered to with plant-based adhesive. These layered pigment works are exploring the Jain philosophy of soul and karma –– an ancient Indian religion, teaching a path to spiritual purity and enlightenment through disciplined nonviolence to all living creatures. I use my creative process as a method of exploring these philosophies for myself –– I need to ”see” an abstract theory to believe it. These Karma pieces are, for me, a manifestation of this abstract philosophical thinking.