The Anima are on exhibit till the end of the Summer at
Collage on lovely Railroad Avenue in Warwick, NY.
For the last several years, I have been exploring ways of using ephemeral natural materials to engage the unconscious.
This exhibit features The Anima, carved driftwood bark from the banks of the Hudson River in female forms.
Anima is a term Carl Jung used to indicate both female inergy, in men and women as well as later life energy. These carvings, done in almost a meditative or automatic state, have something to do with "deferred selves".
Also in this exhibit are examples of another meditative making process: Imaginal Tools, objects with handles and sharp parts which seem to imply a use that has not yet been discovered. This form invites touch and engagement, the haptic. So please touch them!