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Posts by Catherine Lucas

Between Two Waters

Water is always seeking equilibrium and it’s in constant flow to attain it. On our journey to become whole, we need to remain open and fluid like water. Our vulnerability is our pillar of strength. In order to keep our balance in life we must embrace our interior and exterior, the eternal and the temporal,…

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Instar

Catherine Lucas Egg Tempera painting with Gold Leaf

“When we experience our own desire for tramsformation, we are feeling the universe evolve through us”~ Barbara Marx Hubbarb Instar is the scientific term for the transformational growth periods between molts in the metamorphosis of an insect larva into a butterfly or some other invertebrate animal. As a self-portrait, my painting “Instar”, is a very…

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Transfigure

“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…

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MATERIA PRIMA

“Material Prima”, a pivotal painting for me, heralded a coming into my own as an artist. In alchemy, Materia Prima (or Prima Materia) is considered the “ first matter”. This formless primeval substance is regarded as the original material of the universe and is essential for the alchemical Magnum Opus and the creation of the…

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PRECESSION OF TH EQUINOXES

Catherine Lucas Gilded Rotating Carousel

The Zodiac Project  I’ve always had a fascination with the cosmos and our relationship to it as human beings. In particular, I’m captivated by the greater astrological cycles of time and how they affect human consciousness. The energy of each zodiac has a certain influence on human consciousness and in the larger scheme of things…

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