Quiet Fire

 

Each painting from this series deals with shadow work: the confrontation and coming to terms with an inner darkness, as well as recognizing and celebrating the light within. The Quiet Fire series is essentially about the convergence and coexistence of fire and shadows; of illumination and obscurity. It nods to the dark night of the soul and the significant transition that takes place when a deeper perception of life emerges.

It speaks of the importance of recognizing, accepting and even embracing our shadows within. The macro and micro shadows are intertwined; our fear of outside things (monsters, danger, apocalyptic scenarios, etc.) is directly proportional to our relationship to our own shadows. 
 
How does one dance with their shadow within? What would this dance look like? Would it be turbulent, graceful, fierce, perhaps even beautiful?