photo: Buck Henry 2003
"ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER OF ENCHANTMENT IS A PLACE WHERE OLD DREAMS ARE DREAMT BY NEW DREAMERS"
A poem that came to me in a dream
Dianne V. Lawrence

TRANSYMBOLISM
Transcendence
Transformation
Transmutation

"The cities may change but the well remains the same."
THE I CHING

"Only just now awakening after years of materialism our soul is infected with the despair born of unbelief, of lack of purpose and aim. The nightmare of materialism, which turned life into an evil, senseless game, is not yet passed: it still darkens the awakening soul. Only a feeble light glimmers, a tiny point in the immense circle of darkness. This light is but a presentiment; and the mind seeing it, trembles in doubt over whether the light is a dream and the surrounding darkness, indeed reality….Our soul rings, cracked when we sound it, like a precious vase, dug out of the earth, which has a flaw….the soul is emerging, refined by struggle and suffering."
KANDINSKY

The Divine at the heart of the world
captured my gaze
and my eyes of flesh turned into
Eyes of fire.
Eyes of wind
Eyes of water
A flame burns away and that which cannot be consumed, remains.
A breeze gently blows the curtain aside
I drink the water as I am submerged in it.
DVL

These paintings act as visual poems pointing to the process and experience of the transformed soul informed by the intelligence at the heart of the world.
Special thanks to Osseus Labyrint. http://www.osseuslabyrint.net