Here are some past works in which I explored similar ideas on the limality of one's inner and outer worlds and our sense of connection. The first is ink on paper and the second is sewn on fabric with ink.
I am also finding myself drawing quite a lot of circular shapes expanding. These are a common motif in my work that often seems to bubble out of my subconscious. I see them as a type of expanding self/universe. Almost like a mandala but much more energetic – they are not ordered or symmetrical, they convey a blurring and a bleeding of boundaries.
Aspects about mandalas resonate with me in the fact that they refer to both the macrocosm and the microcosm. The self and the universe. Jung used to draw mandalas incessantly and for him the centre point was the self to which all paths led back to. For me the self is like the universe, constantly evolving.
Here is something I have been experimenting with ink and clear string.
I explored ideas like this in my 'Dissolve' series also it explores times of change or flux where one feels like one's reality is dissipating.
The figure blends in in parts to the background evoking the feeling of oneness that be can felt in states of heightened awareness.
'A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.'
This work was printed on transparent paper. I am drawn to semi transparent materials as a way of expressing the illusion of our perceptions or our capability of being able to see through our current reality.
I have been experimenting with my idea ‘We are all connected by Invisible Threads’. I have been trying out different types of semi transparent papers and plastics and sewing into them with clear thread of which I will post images and a video in the next couple of days.