Painting outside allows the sunlight energy and earth energy to merge onto the canvas.The water poured, flows around the crystals in the fundamental patterns of the meander, wave, drop and vortex spiral. Deeper Meanings of the gemstones reveal themselves to me as I work with them in my life through art and sound healing meditation. My paintings use non-toxic resin to shrink around the gems creating a mechanical force producing a piezo-electric charge. This one second pulsation like in a quartz watch, converts ions in the air to negative charges creating a beneficial environment around the painting -like being near a salt lamp or natural running water.
My intention if for these living crystal paintings to have healing energy. My painting practice started after my 2008 MFA degree at Maryland Institute College of Art. There I researched water patterns as metaphors for patterns of thought. With photographs and color darkroom photograms, I collected evidence and created images of constructed new life forms and imaginary cellular worlds. Now I find similar patterns in my paintings as with the sacred geometry, matrices and flow forms in gemstones.