Animal Dreams

A dream walks in like an animal. – Carl G. Jung

For as long as I can remember, animals have had a very strong presence in my life. These paintings portray both the imaginal dreams of animals, and the animal spirits that have visited me, via dreams or visions. The spirits may be experienced in rituals, dreams, and on shamanic journeys. They embody the essence of the animal and its spirit. The forms and qualities are derived from an unconscious lens; dreams, the unexpected, and the transformational. Because they arise from such uncharted territories, they may raise questions of origin, cultural expectation, authority, power, and balance.

Mixed media: oil on hide (6′ x 4′), oil on Arches (22″ x 30″), oil on cavas (12″ x 12″), oil on wood (7′ x 3′)

Animal Dreams

A dream walks in like an animal. – Carl G. Jung

For as long as I can remember, animals have had a very strong presence in my life. These paintings portray both the imaginal dreams of animals, and the animal spirits that have visited me, via dreams or visions. The spirits may be experienced in rituals, dreams, and on shamanic journeys. They embody the essence of the animal and its spirit. The forms and qualities are derived from an unconscious lens; dreams, the unexpected, and the transformational. Because they arise from such uncharted territories, they may raise questions of origin, cultural expectation, authority, power, and balance.

Mixed media: oil on hide (6′ x 4′), oil on Arches (22″ x 30″), oil on cavas (12″ x 12″), oil on wood (7′ x 3′)