I begin these blog postings for 2014 at a threshold moment for “Wheel within a Wheel” as a series of artworks.
“Wheel within a Wheel 101 and 102” signal the start of a new sequence of artworks (beyond the first 100 of the series). The paintings are distinguished by a more fluid and organic design quality.
Wheel within a Wheel 101, Watercolor on Panel, 30 in x 22 in, 2014
Wheel within a Wheel 102, Watercolor on Panel, 30 in x 22 in, 2014
The geometries are looser and free flowing.
Likely the fluidity of the artworks’ compositions are a reflection of my own life experience – I have begun to cultivate a more conscious meditative art making process and practice.
The last months have been a rich period of personal inner awakening by means of a study and exploration of contemplative prayer and meditation practices through a belief in my participation in the dance of life as the “Beloved.”
Being the Beloved expresses the core truth of our existence.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen
Daniel Foster said:
I love the curvilinear style of design in your paintings. The repetitive ascending/descending shapes and forms are very powerful and appealing, Lorien. Over the years of Wheel Within a Wheel, you keep pushing new boundaries with your iconography and visual language. I love the journey.
I am grateful for your warm response to my artworks and for the depth of friendship you always communicate so openly and with such remarkable consideration by respecting my journey both as a woman and as an artist, Daniel.