Reaching out far beyond the borders of waking consciousness, a boom. A rumbling crack of thunder echoes, sending vibrations through all neuroreceptors, gathering intensity as impulse responds to impulse. Thought leaps forward over thought. The atmosphere is charged with electricity and can barely suppress the storm. - Journal 5
"Beyond The Self" is a juxtaposition of two themes; understanding the things that makes me "tick", ie: causes, rituals, etc, and becoming more present in the world. Projecting into the moment and creating a platform for visual conversations. Becoming a lens for others to look through. Using images and words to create meaningful connections to locations in nature.
From the Rocky Mountains to the Florida Everglades, each major region of the United States has a unique personality and a wild spirit of its own.These designs encapsulate this spirit by featuring the prominent flora and fauna that are specific to each region.
Recession and depression described much of the country in 2010. Jobs were limited for many, and they were especially hard to find for artists. Rather than submit entirely to the riptide of the times, my second journal provided the creative outlet I needed to stay sharp.