Tales to the Young & Ancient Friends

Tales to the Young & Ancient Friends

These two series reflect a practice of painting that engages with imagination. Painting is a way to summon and receive images from deep in the mind; painting is in service to images that arise. These paintings are close to dream images, and yet are not dreams: the deep space of painting is different than dreaming. They are on the threshold of narratives, yet no stories are associated with them. I like to think of these images as ragas upon which a story can be improvised.
Tales to the Young grew out of Ancient Friends, the series that began a journey of cultivating an acquaintance with the processes of imagination, and which was immeasurably deepened in the course of a doctoral program in Mythological Studies, with a minor in Depth Psychology, at the Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Tales to the Young VIII: The Welcome
20" x 16" Oil paint on canvas
Tales to the Young III: Annunciation
18" x 20" Oil paint on canvas
Tales to the Young I: The Bargain
14" x 16 Oil paint on canvas
Tales to the Young II: Secrets of the Forest
18" x 24" Oil paint on canvas
Tales to the Young IV: The Dream of the Painted Horse
12" x 15" Oil paint on canvas
Tales to the Young IX: To the Evening Child
8" x 12" Oil paint on canvas
Tales to the Young XI: The Gift of the Monkey King
14" x 16" Oil paint on canvas
Ancient Friends II
10" x 14" Oil paint on Canvas
Ancient Friends III
14" x 16" Oil paint on canvas
Ancient Friends IV
20" x 24" Oil paint on canvas
Ancient Friends VI
7.5" x 10.75" Oil paint on paper

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