Medieval illumination in its time was a celebration of life and a celebration of Light, yet it also reflected a society that crucified life. My purpose in bringing this artform into the 21st century is to bring forth the Light of celebration without the shadow. Recently I began writing my own material for the illuminations, and that was when I began to see the potential of the message combined with the Medieval art. That fusion provided an opportunity that could assist people to change their lives. Ultimately, this artform is a spiritual path – an illuminated journey if you like. It is essentially a quest for redemption. This idea of redemption has been greatly misunderstood for a long time. It has nothing to do with relying on a “saviour” to redeem your sins so that you will not be judged and punished by a vengeful God. This is the shadow of redemption. True redemption is about taking responsibility for your own spiritual journey that will lead you back to the loving and compassionate Divine Source of all life.
My illuminations are gifts of Light, and provide an opportunity for healing. For aeons of time, there has been the idea that you have to conform to one set of beliefs to enter the kingdom of God. This bigotry and judgement were very much part of Medieval society. My purpose is to weave together the magic and beauty of this artform with the true message of redemption, to offer an opportunity for people to be healed from this negative energy that has scarred so many of us deep inside. I offer you the Light, without the shadow. My illuminations are a fusion of classical beauty and the ideas needed to help mankind come of age spiritually. They are a bridge linking energy from a bygone era with the vibrant and powerful energies of a new era, allowing humankind to resolve old issues and move forward into a newly emerging world of awakening consciousness.
Art then for me, becomes the outer manifestation my inner journey. I understand it to be ‘Light interpenetrating matter;’ a small part of the Divine Plan in action. I believe that art has a responsibility to encourage people to view the world and themselves in a new way. My art is a way to share my understanding of Life with the world, and use it as a means to understand who I Am at a deeper level. It is a continual process for me then, to understand the significance of what I am producing and see how it can affect the lives of those who view and buy my art.