title. Black Madonna II

date. 2017

size. 16x20

oil and cold wax, paper, fiber and findings

The ground of the soul is dark.  Thus to avoid darkness is to live superficially, cut off from one's ground, one's depth. The Black Madonna invites us into the dark and therefor into our depths.  This is what the mystics call the "inside" of things, the essence of things.  This is where Divinity lies.  It is where the true self lies.  It is where illusions are broken apart and the truth lies.  -Eckhart