The Malignance of Desperation

Behind the scenes:

This component forms part of a series of six artist books, in which I apply the practice of illustration as a tool to attain a deeper understanding of self. The self-created brief asks for the practical execution of research and theory including Jungian Psychology, Transpersonal psychology, theory of self, theory of the nature of the real world, sense-consciousness theory and exploration of the depth dimension/spiritual world.

>Myopia:

“The task of individuation lay in establishing a dialogue with the fantasy figures-or contents of the collective unconscious- and integrating them into consciousness, hence recovering the value of the mythopoeic imagination which had been lost to the modern age, and thereby reconciling the spirit of the time with the spirit of the depth.” Jung

The Slight of Sight

Behind the scenes:

This component forms part of a series of six artist books, in which I apply the practice of illustration as a tool to attain a deeper understanding of self. The self-created brief asks for the practical execution of research and theory including Jungian Psychology, Transpersonal psychology, theory of self, theory of the nature of the real world, sense-consciousness theory and exploration of the depth dimension/spiritual world.

>Myopia:

The small self employs “narrow selfhood”, which describes the rejection or ignorance of the appearance of God through symbolic language .

The Work of the Shadow

Behind the scenes:

This component forms part of a series of six artist books, in which I apply the practice of illustration as a tool to attain a deeper understanding of self. The self-created brief asks for the practical execution of research including Jungian Psychology, Transpersonal psychology, theory of self, theory of the nature of the real world, sense-consciousness theory and exploration of the depth dimension/spiritual world.

>Myopia:

Getting so close that was able to see the critters crawling in the creeper. So close I could see the details in the parts of myself which are alien, strange and obscure. Quite frankly, dark. It has been the most challenging part of my process. And yet, at that moment, I just exhale. I accept the light touching my face, knowing I also cast a shadow. 

The creeper will grow again, and the gardener will learn through each experience.

The results of shadow work cannot be taught; they must be earned.

The Process of Learning

Behind the scenes:

This component forms part of a series of six artist books, in which I apply the practice of illustration as a tool to attain a deeper understanding of self. The self-created brief asks for the practical execution of research including Jungian Psychology, Transpersonal psychology, theory of self, theory of the nature of the real world, sense-consciousness theory and exploration of the depth dimension/spiritual world.

>Myopia:

“We behold at any specific moment not that which is, but that which we are.” Evelyn Underhill

The Art of Dying

Behind the scenes:

This component forms part of a series of six artist books, in which I apply the practice of illustration as a tool to attain a deeper understanding of self. The self-created brief asks for the practical execution of research and theory including Jungian Psychology, Transpersonal psychology, theory of self, theory of the nature of the real world, sense-consciousness theory and exploration of the depth dimension/spiritual world.

>Myopia:

We can see things which are there and not there, as we can – by utilising spiritual consciousness – see the images presented by the real world as well as their analogue existence in the spiritual world.

Circle Of Self

Behind the scenes:

For this project, I practised active imagination as applied by Jung in his theory of individuation in order to attain, from my unconscious mind, a symbol that would aid me becoming a more, fully realised self. I combined this practice with that of illustration, in an attempt to apply and gain the beneficial characteristics of the transcendent function.

>Myopia:

There exists two selves within. The small self and the larger self. The small self does not include the larger self. The larger self includes the small self. Search for your larger self.

Rhombus of Integration

Behind the scenes:

For this project, I practised active imagination as applied by Jung in his theory of individuation in order to attain, from my unconscious mind, a symbol that would aid me becoming a more, fully realised self. I combined this practice with that of illustration, in an attempt to apply and gain the beneficial characteristics of the transcendent function.

>Myopia:

Take the time to integrate that which you project unto the world around you with your conscious mind.

Square of Balance

Behind the scenes:

For this project, I practised active imagination as applied by Jung in his theory of individuation in order to attain, from my unconscious mind, a symbol that would aid me becoming a more, fully realised self. I combined this practice with that of illustration, in an attempt to apply and gain the beneficial characteristics of the transcendent function.

>Myopia:

The complex will be the mind until the self realises otherwise.

Triangle of Building

Behind the scenes:

For this project, I practised active imagination as applied by Jung in his theory of individuation in order to attain, from my unconscious mind, a symbol that would aid me becoming a more, fully realised self. I combined this practice with that of illustration, in an attempt to apply and gain the beneficial characteristics of the transcendent function.

>Myopia:

Those who seek to understand their inner worlds must turn to the observation and interpretation of their outer worlds.


Artwork: An ode to my heterotopias, 420 X 594, Digital Art

An ode to my heterotopias

Behind the scenes:

This brief required experimenting with illustration in order to create a map, which does not serve the purpose of navigation. In physically walking out transformational and temporary spaces that I use to occupy, while simultaneously moving my pen on paper in a similar fashion to the movement of my feet – shapes were generated. I manually created textures that express and showcase the emotions I felt in each space and timeframe and applied these to the relevant shapes. After with which, I put together an image, a scene to supports my concept.

>Myopia:

The physical representation is a result of spiritual movement. If the soul moves, so will the physical manifestation of the world around you and all that inhabits it or is presented by it. Allow this.


Artwork: An ode to my heterotopias, 420 X 594, Digital Art