“The human Journey is a continuous act of transfiguration”. ~ John O’Donohue (excerpt from Anam Cara)
I’ve always been fascinated by the alchemy of transfiguration. It’s one of the dominant themes that inspire my work. In this painting, I explore very personal questions regarding the process of transformation: What does it encompass? What’s the catalyst behind it? What alters or translates? Through the symbols of the butterfly, moth renderings, and compass I explore this deep mystery of transmutation~ not so much to seek an answer, but to just feel it through the act of painting. In the end, I discovered a deeper dimension about myself, and the translucency of the butterfly wing came to symbolize a new clarity that blossomed in me and ultimately transfigured me. This was a pivotal painting for me on my continued journey as an artist.