The Eyes Inside
How do we perceive the world? I mean really perceive it? I don’t think it is through the eyes in our heads. I think we look at the world with eyes that exist in a deeper place behind our hearts—a place that we feel but have trouble articulating.
And here’s the problem: Those eyes within us are trying to see out from behind the masks and shielding that we wear for protection and prestige. Which means they can barely see anything at all. They are imprisoned within a swirling tempest of our doubts and hopes and joys and volcanic potential—all stuff that cannot flow freely or honestly because of our armor.
The eyes inside represent our soul’s core urges.
They are powerful, intense, and packed with possibility. And they hunger to see the world with real clarity.
But our overprotective responses to life force them to adapt to the internal conditions we’ve created for them. And that means they often perceive life out of fear. The result is that we frequently can’t see the truth, even when it’s right in front of us.
So, with these paintings, I simply aim to capture the raw essence of my internal eyes at any given point in time. It’s a way of acknowledging that part of myself in the service of trying to shift toward a more open state of being and perception.