Enlightenment, 2018
Enlightenment, 2018
6' x 6'
Acrylic on canvas
"If everything is energy and it can be transformed, then we can become the conduit to take all energy whether it be negative or positive and use it to rise above."
The central shape is a diamond, rising up from the ground and reaching upwards. Created under immense pressure, a diamond is made from carbon - the base element of most matter. After great energy is created and absorbed while under pressure, the deep, black carbon is transformed to reveal one of the most desired stones for its clarity and ability to reflect light. It is both a spiritual and literal manifestation of becoming clear, reflecting light as we rise above pressure.
Native Americans used the diamond as a symbol of the butterfly, representing transformation and metamorphosis - a process necessary in order for growth and spiritual enlightenment.