Numinous Presence of Divinity
- Oil on canvas + encaustic + inks
- W: 1200mm x H: 1000mm x D: 44mm
- W: 47" x H: 39" x D: 2"
- Approx. Weight: 3kg
About "Numinous Presence of Divinity"
Our lives are like a a wave. Now here and then gone. But, the sea reminds s that there is something greater and deeper. Something that creates the waves and the winds. – of the whole – and that without it, we are incomplete.
The feeling of it may at times come sweeping like a gentle tide pervading the mind with a tranquil mood of deepest worship. It may pass over into a more set and lasting attitude of the soul, continuing, as it were, thrillingly vibrant and resonant, until at last it dies away and the soul resumes its mood of everyday experience It may be developed into something beautiful and pure and glorious. It may become the hushed, trembling, and speechless humility of the creature in the presence of--whom or what? In the presence of that which is a Mystery inexpressible and above all creatures.
'The surface of the painting is made up of layers of oils, inks and wax, which give the finished work a three dimensional quality. A sense of seeing through the top layer into hidden messages and layers below. The layering give the work a softness and richness that invites the viewer to look closer and to experience the satin smooth surface through touch. The wax layers get more and more translucent through the warmth emanating from the exploring human hand. The viewers becomes a part of the slow change and clarity of the painting...as if the message is rising from the depth of the hidden soul to the surface of the mind. There is a strange ethereal beauty in these paintings, as if they were made from air.'