After the Darkness, There Is Still Darkness (2016)
48” x 48”
oil on canvas
“Reclaiming darkness is one of the most important things we can do as a species. My notion of darkness comes from the Native Hawaiian understanding of pō (darkness). Pō is the embrace, the much-needed respite, in which we learn how to dance with death — as opposed to fearing it. In returning to pō (and reclaiming the black, the shadow, the lack of light), we move closer to understanding the mysteries of consciousness. This painting is about the need for a lullaby — for a quieter, softer, kinder space in our present lives. In this composition, I’m not providing any solutions, but rather, have created an aspirational window into a near future, where every bit of light, every spec of matter, and every living being knows love and is in balance with pō.”
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