This painting has a dark gray block representing my heart and three genderless humanoids indicating the tri-fold nature of people or relationships. There was no indication to me of how to get into the dark gray heart-box, just that it arose from the mist and the spirit being’s hand was upon it. The image came to me as I tried to understand or explain how friends affected me.
One time I had this very strong image or feeling of a recent friend was inside me next to my heart. I don’t know how he got there, but it was as if his spirit had miniaturized to a couple of inches and was physically there with his hand lightly touching my heart. It felt as though my spirit shared “spirit” things with him. (This is the “soul-mate” aspect of a relationship.)
As I analyzed the image, I also saw a second lighter image which I interpreted as personality and painted it using a lighter gray and placed it behind the spirit being. This is where Rob has a strong stand because his personality can humor and comfort my heart.
The third humanoid in the painting is done in light tan and represents the physical part of a person. For me, it is much less important than the other two and hence is behind them. It represents the physical touching and sexual potential in a relationship which can greatly affect the heart. Perhaps it is a sexual drive which wants physical intimacy. In any event, the physical is there with the spiritual and personality beings.
I saw the heart-box and three beings surrounded by fog or mist. In the foreground, I mixed the white with just a touch of yellow ochre making it warm, whereas for the distance I tinted the white with just a bit of blue-gray making it shadowy and like a tunnel or cavernous space behind the three beings.
This was the second white painting in the February 1992 White Series. oil 1992 texas