“Everything I Believe”
“The sage transitions from superstition to wisdom, surrendering
previously held belief.” That is the premise of this project.
The majority of the text comes from Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book,
“Living the wisdom of the Tao”. The book is a collection of
verses authored by Lao-Tzo in China 2500 years ago.
The Dualistic Worldview is taken from “Making Sense of the
Christian Faith” by David Lose.
And so the study begins with “God” written with a handmade
bristle brush. The abstraction illustrates that the presence of
God may not be easy to see even though He is always with us and
centric to life. It seems so obvious to say that the three
guilded triangles represent the essence of the Holy Trinity, but
there it is.
The underlying layers provide a structural foundation for the
abstract marks to contrast with; one is on the grid and
structured, one is off the grid and has lots of movement. The
major contrast is developed between the blackletter and the
My thought was to explore multiple triads playing off of the
three guilded triangles. I tried to carry this thought to its
logical conclusion with three focal points that keep your eyes
moving from the trinity to the blackletter and back to God. If
this triple focal point idea works it may be because they are
close enough that the contrast keeps the viewers interest and
it’s tight enough that it still works as a unified whole.
The piece is executed on Arches Text Wove with a handmade
bristle brush, ef66, crowquill and Speedball C nibs, Sumi ink,
walnut ink, gouache, acrylic mat medium, and 23k gold on