In the Dark

January 9, 2008



An acrylic painting on canvas  55cm X 55cm


3 Responses to “In the Dark”

  1. Nic Paton Says:

    I find it interesting that this follows the “Song of Bareness”. 😉

    For me, there is an awful lot of numinousity in this piece, on a number of levels. There is the belly button of Gaia, dove-like motifs, the narrow birth canal, the sense of being in a passage between two shores, and the use of blue-green (earth from space?), that make it a rather ebulliant image. It’s light and yet liminal.

  2. Thanks Nic.

    I think you got it!!

    Also thanks for teaching me a new word…

    ” numinousity”

    1. of, pertaining to, or like a numen; spiritual or supernatural.
    2. surpassing comprehension or understanding; mysterious: that element in artistic expression that remains numinous.

    I like this “layman’s” definition:

    “the intense feeling of unknowingly knowing that there is something which cannot be seen.”


  3. Nic Paton Says:

    Let me be bold enough to suggest just that in the Hebrews 11 passage, if we can wrest it back from the “Faith” movements:

    “Faith is the substance of things not seen, the evidence of things hoped for.”

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