Illustrated Artist Book

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.

The Space In Between

 

Behind the scenes:

Artist book
For this project of creating an artist book the brief required the illustration of the back and front of a very specific book layout. It is a piece of of art that folds open and closed in any which way, entailing that all the different squares and elements on both the front and back side of the book need to interact successfully. The theme of the brief was “this must be the place” and the concept I derived from this and depicted was “The space in between.”

>Myopia:
“yet I am not silenced by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face.” Job 23:17

Artwork:
The_space_inbetween
135 x135 per square
Traditional and Digital Illustration