Sunday, July 5, 2009

Shadow Archetype

According to Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, archetypes are innate universal psychic dispositions that form the substrate from which the basic themes of human life emerge. Being universal and innate, their influence can be detected in the form of myths, symbols, rituals and instincts of human beings. Archetypes are components of the collective unconscious and serve to organize, direct and inform human thought and behavior.

An original abstract expressionist painting inspired by Carl Jung. In my previous career as a psychiatric RN I worked with a well known psychiatrist who lived and breathed Carl Jung. I find my previous work still heavily influences my paintings

This original explores the 'shadow archetype'..the shadow arhcetype often appears in my dreams as a symbol or omen of foreboding
Medium: Gel image transfers in multiple layers, oil paint, ink, natural beeswax on primed MDF hardboard

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