Primal Aesthesis

Over the next couple of months, I’ll be introducing a new series of works that focuses on primal-minimalism paintings. These works tap into the deep feelings that are derived from sensory connection to and with nature.

In her most recent book Braiding Sweetgrass scientist (botanist), decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and author Robin Wall Kimmerer notes:

“Sometimes I wish I could photosynthesize so that just by being, just by shimmering at the meadow’s edge or floating lazily on a pond, I could be doing the work of the world while standing silent in the sun.”

— Robin Wall Kimmerer

Biophilia hypothesis is the idea that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. The term biophilia was used by German-born American psychoanalyst Erich Fromm in The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness (1973), which described biophilia as “the passionate love of life and of all that is alive.”

The term was later used by American biologist Edward O. Wilson in his work Biophilia (1984), which proposed that the tendency of humans to focus on and to affiliate with nature and other life-forms has, in part, a genetic basis. (from Encyclopedia Britannica)

Works in this series are fundamentally inspired by my aesthesis connection with nature, with the primal senses, and how they touch, inform, and color our human experience.

In Flight 36″x36″ Oil on canvas
“Hidden Wholeness” 24″x36″ oil on canvas with mixed media
“Hidden Wholeness” 24″x36″ oil on canvas with mixed media
Natural Alchemy 46″x46″ Oil on canvas with media
Natural Alchemy 46″x46″ Oil on canvas with media

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