The Anatomika Abstrakta Series

Anatomika Abstrakta is an intuitive series of abstract paintings that explore concepts about how belief systems affect our bodies.

To introduce the formula I created for Anatomika Abstrakta, I will use my painting "Pancreas and its Relations" as an example. The Pancreas, being the area of the solar plexus, has symbolic correlations with the planetary energies of Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus. This region is also the location of the Sacral Chakra, which is associated with the idea of personal choice, emotional connection and letting go. Its harmonic color signifier is Orange. While working on this piece and staying focused on the symbolism I found I could tap into these ideas more easily.

The roots of my working formula go back thousands of years and have been distilled over time and broken into to many seemingly disparate views that live under the large umbrella of "Metaphysics". I specifically used the ideas expressed by Astrology (the art of judging the influence of the stars upon human affairs), Alchemy (the science of transmutation of matter and spirit), and Tantric thought (Hindu and Buddhist beliefs concerned with powerful ritual acts of body, speech, and mind). I've tried to balance these philosophical ideas about the body/soul connection with a grounded visual discovery of the human form, while looking for a fine balance between the sublime and the grotesque. As Da Vinci said, "translating the body into image was less the documentation of dissection then the result of analysis."

I see this work as a magical process, creating images that have to do with the energies in the body, energies that we experience in many ways, physical, emotional, and spiritual. As I've worked through some of these states I feel as though I've come a bit closer to the
informational lessons stored in my own body.

  Painting
The Pancreas and its Relations
 
Painting
Anatomy of the Neck and its Correspondences
Painting
Larnyx and Prevertebral Muscles
Painting
Temporo-Sphenoidal Lobe
Painting
Inner Ear
Painting
Duodenalis I
Painting
Duodenalis II
Painting
Milk Teeth
Painting
Liver
Painting
Abdominal Aorta
Painting
Costal Lumination
Painting
Os Innominatum
Painting
Stomach I
Painting
Tree in Situ
Painting
Stomach II
Painting
15000 Synapses
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