Miniature works of art activate the imagination's inner gallery, expand intuitive awareness and reconnect us to our infinite, eternal nature.
Inspired by the lives of both Carl Jung and Hermann Rorschach along with an introspective philosophy for living, Susan 'Storey' Harmon creates intricate, multi-dimensional, paintings that morph and change as we peer into them. Activating a symbolic language, they ignite the imagination, invite interpretation, and awaken the intuitive story-teller within. But that's only the beginning.
Storey uses the visual language of multi-dimensional imagery to spark humanity's curiosity about our own multi-dimensional nature as infinite, eternal beings. This, and her personal dedication to awakening from the insidious programming designed to keep people from accessing our vast landscape of natural abilities and fundamental truth is her life work.
I am an explorer and experiencer first and an artist second. Exploring the nature of consciousness and expanding my own personal awareness is my life's work. Sometimes I translate that awareness into words or imagery. Over the last seven years I have created an ongoing series I am ready to share. It is titled, Gallerie Interiorem (Inner Gallery) and speaks to a process I am passionate about and that I have come to call, creative introspection.
At first glance perhaps it is the imagery of winged creatures or exotic faces which beckon a closer look. Upon inspection however, landscapes morph and tiny beings seemingly cry to be pulled from obscurity and into the finished piece for all to see.....and individually interpret as they will. But it doesn’t end there because not all who look, actually see. And among those who do see beyond the primary image, few initially recognize the same perceived imagery in the deeper levels.... until it is pointed out and shared. What a metaphor for the nature of waking consciousness reflected in society today!
As individuals we simply do not share the same level of conscious awareness. Nor do we share the same passion for the exploring the depths of our reality to expand that awareness. The Gallerie Interiorum artwork series perfectly exemplifies this phenomenon. Some will see the initial image and move on. Others will linger over the image and find hidden layers of imagery while still others will weave intricate introspective stories from all aspects within the artwork. One of my favorite applications with this art work is having parents use it to weave multi-layered bedtime stories with their children. Igniting imagination and possibility thinking is key to raising curious, free-thinking children! The same is true for adults and I love watching people of all ages fall into the exploratory wonder of the small, intricate paintings.
The Gallerie Interiorem Series
"Those who look out dream. Those who look in awaken."
....the art of creative introspection.
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