Red Red, Painting 1. Blood. Life. Survival. The cycle begins.
Red Orange, Painting 2. Blood & Fire. Life & Gratitude. Survival & Creativity. Upheaval before renewal.
Red & Yellow, Painting 3. Blood & Sun. Life & Yes. Survival & Power. Self-determination overcomes self-delusion.
Red Green, Painting 4. Blood & Leaves. Life & Family. Survival & Love. Love simultaneously connects and reinforces otherness.
Red Blue, Painting 5. Blood & Water. Life & Communication. Survival & Expression. Primal scream of deep regret and unfathomable joy.
Red Purple, Painting 6. Blood & Horizon. Life & Mindfulness. Survival & Intuition. As above, so below.
Red Black White, Painting 7. Blood & Spirit. Life & Interconnectedness. Survival & Transcendence. First feelings of arrival on an ever-extending path.
Orange Red, Painting 8. Fire & Blood. Gratitude & Life. Creativity & Survival. The generative spark transitioning from one cycle to the next.
Orange Orange, Painting 9. Fire. Gratitude. Creativity. Negative thoughts cloud intuition and halt creation.
Orange Yellow, Painting 10. Fire & Sun. Gratitude & Yes. Creativity & Power. Creative power is gentle and fierce. It starts with saying yes.
Orange Green, Painting 11. Fire & Leaves. Gratitude & Family. Creativity & Love. Balance takes constant awareness, lest the bush be consumed.
Orange Blue, Painting 12. Fire & Water. Gratitude & Communication. Creativity & Expression. Listen to the truth. That other truth underneath the one you've convinced yourself. Geoduck.
Orange Purple, Painting 13. Fire & Sky. Gratitude & Mindfulness. Creativity & Intuition. What powers are uniquely yours? Use them to transform.
Orange Black White, Painting 14. Fire & Light. Gratitude & Interconnectedness. Creativity & Transcendence. Moderation mastered lets you stay true to your cosmic dance.
Yellow Red, Painting 15. Sun & Blood. Yes & Life. Power & Survival. Seize the power to bend the arc of history toward justice.
Yellow Orange, Painting 16. Sun & Fire. Yes & Gratitude. Power & Creativity. Be grateful for what you have and then create more. You can rip the mask off any time.
Yellow Yellow, Painting 17. Sun. Yes. Power. Your skin is just a container for the glow.
Yellow Green, Painting 18. Sun & Leaves. Yes & Family. Power & Love. On what scale is it possible to rule with love?
Yellow Blue, Painting 19. Sun & Water. Yes & Communication. Power & Expression. Creative forces crystallizing and communicated, your truth understood.
Yellow Purple, Painting 20. Sun & Sky. Yes & Mindfulness. Power & Intuition. Launched from this realm, do morals apply in outer space?
Yellow Black White, Painting 21. Sun & Light. Yes & Interconnectness. Power & Transcendence. Self-determination at its furthest leads back to the collective soup. You rule, but what is hierarchy?
Green Red, Painting 22. Leaves & Blood. Family & Life. Love & Survival. Menstrual blood helping plants grow, the start of a new cycle.
Green Orange, Painting 23. Leaves & Fire. Family & Gratitude. Love & Creativity. Stay grounded in where you came from but don’t let it hold you back.
Green Yellow, Painting 24. Leaves & Sun. Family & Yes. Love & Power. Is love a human thing? An earth thing?
Green Green, Painting 25. Leaves. Family. Love. Sitting in a river, is the water flowing away from you the past or the future? Is the water rushing towards you the future or the past?
Green Blue, Painting 26. Leaves & Water. Family & Expression. Love & Communication. Speaking from the heart won’t always yield harmonious results, but it might be the only way you’ll feel resolved.
Green Purple, Painting 27. Leaves & Sky. Family & Mindfulness. Love & Intuition. Love is an infinite resource, but not in all of its forms.
Green Black White, Painting 28. Leaves & Light. Family & Interconnectedness. Love & Transcendence. Self, partner, family, community, human, earthling: how do you love when you dissolve your Me?
Blue Red, Painting 29. Water & Blood. Communication & Life. Expression & Survival. What’s at the other end of your acoustic umbilical cord? Say nice things to your inner child.
Blue Orange, Painting 30. Water & Fire. Communication & Gratitude. Expression & Creativity. Abra kedabra. Breathe it into being.
Blue Yellow, Painting 31. Water & Sun. Communication & Yes. Expression & Power. Saying yes makes things happen. Dawn and dusk may look the same; context matters.
Blue Green, Painting 32. Water & Leaves. Communication & Family. Expression & Love. Radical eye contact. Vulnerability breeds intimacy when it’s mutual.
Blue Blue, Painting 33. Water. Communication. Expression. You can’t hold this torrent of ideas information interaction, but you can ride the wave.
Blue Purple, Painting 34. Water & Sky. Communication & Mindfulness. Expression & Intuition. You have the capacity to blow minds. That doesn’t mean you’re ready, that doesn’t mean they’re ready. Right speech, right time.
Blue Black White, Painting 35. Water & Light. Communication & Interconnectedness. Expression & Transcendence. More space for water in the atmosphere, each droplet shooting prisms of light. Are those rainbows sacred or sinister?
Purple Red, Painting 36. Sky & Blood. Mindfulness & Life. Intuition & Survival. Use your body as a compass, tell your mind to follow.
Purple Orange, Painting 37. Sky & Fire. Mindfulness & Gratitude. Intuition & Creativity. Kindling the sunrise. Pack your bag and head toward the horizon.
Purple Yellow, Painting 38. Sky & Sun. Mindfulness & Yes. Intuition & Power. You can find so many things to blame or save you. You can also take control.
Purple Green, Painting 39. Sky & Leaves. Mindfulness & Family. Intuition & Love. Cells of the same organism.
Purple Blue, Painting 40. Sky & Water. Mindfulness & Communication. Intuition & Expression. Wisdom and expertise come far into the journey. Transmit your knowing.
Purple Purple, Painting 41. Sky. Mindfulness. Intuition. Choose your choice: you already have.
Purple Black White, Painting 42. Sky & Light. Mindfulness & Interconnectedness. Intuition & Transcendence. One and all, for once and for all. It’s not a dream.
Black White Red, Painting 43. Light & Blood. Interconnectedness & Life. Transcendence & Survival. Air, water, food, shelter: spirit is also a basic need.
Black White Orange, Painting 44. Light & Fire. Interconnectedness & Gratitude. Transcendence & Creativity. Making is a strategy to reconcile the expansiveness of spirit with the bullshit of daily human life.
Black White Yellow, Painting 45. Light & Sun. Interconnectedness & Yes. Transcendence & Power. Get out of your own way and you’ll be out of everyone else’s too.
Black White Green, Painting 46. Light & Leaves. Interconnectedness & Family. Transcendence & Love. Trust: you don’t have to abandon reason, but you may need to transcend it.
Black White Blue, Painting 47. Light & Water. Interconnectedness & Communication. Transcendence & Expression. You dug the moat, now it’s time to pour.
Black White Purple, Painting 48. Light & Sky. Interconnectedness & Mindfulness. Transcendence & Intuition. A last goodbye before stepping onto a train. Or off a cliff?
Black White Black White, Painting 49. Light. Interconnectedness. Transcendence. Everything is everything.
Blood. Fire. Sun. Leaves. Water. Sky. Light.
Survival. Creativity. Power. Love. Expression. Intuition. Transcendence.
Life. Gratitude. Yes. Family. Communication. Mindfulness. Interconnectedness.
Color offers a divinatory framework that is more immediately open and accessible than oracle systems that use fixed archetypes, with meanings that can extend beyond any one set of interpretations.
Drawing cards from multiple decks before each painting session, the imagery in this series is partially inspired by the major arcana of the Tarot. Consulting this fundamental symbol set provided a point of departure in creating new meanings for the color combinations.