I have begun a journey, several months ago, in which I have chosen to reflect about the meaning of life, and the essence of the soul during a time a great life transition.   So far this journey has proven personal strength, resilience and a higher level of personal enlightenment.

The artist residency was offered at an important time in my life.  I was able to utilize this gift by exploring this theme deeper, gaining momentum and inspiration through the energy produced during the time at Trade River Retreat Center.

The definition of Quintessence is; the pure, highly concentrated essence of something; the purest or most typical instance: the quintessence of evil; and finally, in ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.

BarkHair
“Finding Harmony and Strength”
BrokenHeart“Exposed Inner Heart”
FeetLog
“Finding Balance”
FootPrints“What Once Was”
HairOnDock
“Loved Her Hair”
HandPrintOnDock“The Evidence of Self”
Hands“Painfully Empty Handed”
HandWoodPile
“Attempting to Find Oneself Under a Pile”
Legs
“Disembodied Legs”
NestingOwls
“Nesting Owls”
ProtraitontheDock2
“Me”
Rain“Come Rain on Me”
ReflectionOnTheDock“Reflection of the Soul”
ShadowFeet
“Shadow on the River”
TreeLove2Tree of Life