We are the physical manifestation of Divine Consciousness. The entire universe is within our cells; we are the creators of it, created from it, and creating our physical experience in it. Our cells are made from atoms that vibrate with energy— energy that can neither be created nor destroyed and is present in everything, all the time. Our thoughts, feelings, dreams and fantasies are bursts of electrical energy, capable of permeating and affecting our physical surroundings.
In this series, I paint portraits of my contemporaries— currently focused on women from all walks of life— in surreal, magical, not-of-this-physical-reality interpretations. I combine traditional portrait painting with my signature, more contemporary, mixed media technique: I use gold leaf, semi-precious stones, glass beads, and eco-friendly butterfly wings to create mosaic jewels that play with contrasting textures. The application of the mosaic is a meditative, magical process through which I can focus on vibrations of love, health, and gratitude and thereby “charge” each piece with those energies. The portraits become gilded, mosaic icons of modern women— a “heretical” twist on the concept of divinity.