Metanoia VIII (original)
Oil on canvas
100cm x 140cm
Signed on reverse
To view a timelapse video of me painting the first layer of 'Metanoia VII' click here.
Carl Jung used the term ‘Metanoia’ to indicate the spontaneous attempt of the psyche to heal itself of unbearable conflict by melting down and then being reborn in a more adaptive form. This alchemical mental process is described through structures that fall apart and reform, dark into light, earth into air, day into night, solid into liquid, figurative into abstraction, and vice versa, capturing the turbulent moment of transition between one state and the next.