Becoming Human

Defining elements in the Becoming Human paintings are: sculptural, a human figure between a bird and a tortoise or turtle. The bird represents our free will and higher thought. The turtle represents our reptilian brain. The figure, itself usually incomplete, is a way of seeing ourselves in the tension between the two. The painted components are both abstract and realistic. They work together with the sculptural to become a whole. A band across the painting indicates our presence on the pathway of life or journey of the spirit. Each of the combines is mixed media, primarily acrylic on wood panel. Sculptural components are made of wood, bone, ivory, metal and found objects. They all work together to become an aid to understanding the process of becoming more human.
  • Becoming Human on Monte Cristo Creek

    Becoming Human on Monte Cristo Creek
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  • Becoming Human After the Rain

    Becoming Human After the Rain
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  • Becoming Human Cloudcroft Morning

    Becoming Human Cloudcroft Morning
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  • Becoming Human in the Morning

    Becoming Human in the Morning
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  • Becoming Human on the Bay

    Becoming Human on the Bay
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  • Becoming Human Singing Nature's Tune

    Becoming Human Singing Nature's Tune
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  • Becoming Human Tomorrow

    Becoming Human Tomorrow
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  • Becoming Human Tortoise Moon

    Becoming Human Tortoise Moon
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  • Becoming Human in the Balance

    Becoming Human in the Balance
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  • Bound to Become Human

    Bound to Become Human
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  • Bound to the Hope
    ‚Äčof Becoming Human

    Bound to the Hope
    ‚Äčof Becoming Human

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  • Javelina Creek

    Javelina Creek
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  • High Water Becoming Human

    High Water Becoming Human
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  • March Redbud

    March Redbud
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  • Takes Her Fear Seriously

    Takes Her Fear Seriously
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  • The Alchemy of Becoming Human

    The Alchemy of Becoming Human
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  • The Artistic Rite of Becoming Human

    The Artistic Rite of Becoming Human
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  • Unknown Birds

    Unknown Birds
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  • Weight and Sea

    Weight and Sea
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