In this series I met many of my future guides, explored pure creativity, and began my journey into channeled action paintings. I painted the Caspiana series on sanded birch plywood panels beginning with several layers of multi-colored spray paint. I worked these under-layers until the point where I began to see the painting taking shape, spraying through intricate stencils and letting pure creativity be my guide. From the swirls and patterns I cloud-watched figures and scenes, realizing them into being on the wood.
Once I saw them I could not “un-see”.
The rest of the process involved only covering what needed to be hidden so that figures could be born from the infinite possibility of the underpainting. Figures in the Caspiana series are often semi-transparent or have obvious holes; they are impermanent, temporary forms that arise from infinite creativity.
These are my personal guides.
These paintings have been hanging in my home and creative space for many years and I have learned much from them. I am proud to share them and their messages with the world. If you feel called to one, perhaps its medicine has worked for me and is ready to work for you.