These works synthesize personal dreams and visions with the symbolic and iconographic inheritance of western paganism. I paint birds and other images from nature with an eye for their intrinsic beauty as well as their symbolic resonance as signs of power and transformation. I have painted and drawn birds since childhood and see them as luminous, almost otherworldly beings. My ongoing study of the Mediterranean and European pagan traditions, as well contemporary thought, enables me to understand my vision and place it within the context of the emerging movements of visionary art and neo-pagan spiritual practice.
Each image, whether digital or acrylic, is the result of a process of several stages: first meditating on a subject matter or vision, then building up the image through diverse techniques and sources. Many visual elements (especially the birds) are hand-drawn and painted; other pieces come from my photography, others are modeled 3-D software. All of these I work over with hand painting until they form an integrated whole.