Category Archives: Jung

confluence amidst conflict

confluence amidst conflict | pastel, charcoal, paper | 11in x 14in

“It is because of the conflict in our own personal lives–and our willingness to face them and convert them into constructive dialogue–that we grow towards consciousness.” Robert Johnson, Inner Work

I welcome your thoughts and comments. Please email me: stephen@stephensantore.com

 

wildly staring into fears

d49dsx4 | India Ink and Chalk on Archival Paper | 18in x 24in

wildly staring into

fears

that scream from mouths

of demons

red orange flames

claiming the air

raging

to devour

my only soul

yet i peer into their

greedy gaze

extinguishing

their very

existence

forever

or so i thought

 

Wonders of Life

OH6BR2 | 24″ x 30″ | Oil on Canvas

I have been watching a fascinating series called the “Wonders of Life” presented by Professor Brian Cox, OBE, FRS. He is an English physicist, and Advanced Fellow of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester.

Brian presents clearly that all life on earth is connected through our genetic code, stating, “Our DNA contains the finger print of almost 4 billion years of evolution.” And further sharing that “It tells us we are connected not only to every plant and animal alive today, but to every single thing that has ever lived.”

There is such beauty and insight in this theory/science.

The Easel Within

d8uy92 | Dry Leads on Rag Paper | 12in x 9in

I have so much respect for those that set up there easels and look out into the world and draw and paint what they see. There is such a richness to be noticed in this world, not matter where one gazes. What of the notion of setting up your easel within yourself? The richness of all that resides in our conscious minds and even more that resides in our unconscious, and perhaps collective, mind. Never ending universes to be discovered.

Drawings

d72lkp | Dry Leads on Rag Paper | 12 in x 9 in

Touching the surface of a piece paper to feel the tooth and the texture and to know that somehow, someway I can add material to its surface, and then take away that material, continually exercising the process, adding and subtracting, until it feels as if enough has been done, is quite a special experience. There is an energy and an awareness that arises from within that can be extraordinary. Please share any thoughts you may have with me.