New impressions of medieval cosmology with oil on carved wood.

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This site is mainly dedicated to an ongoing project, using the media of oil paint and carved wood, exploring sacred tradition.   
After several years experimenting with various media and techniques, I have settled on carved wood as a ground for oil painting.
The development of this approach can be traced through past work.  For example: printmaking (specifically woodcuts) drew my attention to the engraved block itself 
as an  object; sculpting generated an interest in bringing dimension to the ground in painting.
The development of the overarching theme, "New Impressions of Medieval Cosmology", has been more of a hidden process, but has no doubt been informed by what inspires me. This theme will comprise four subjects:
"into great silence", "medieval effigies
"St. Hildegard of Bingen" and "civitate dei".
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