SEASONS of SELF
Spring blossoms to summer.
Fall cedes to winter.
Dawn illuminates the day.
Dusk bleeds to night.
The infant grows strong, learning to walk and talk, becoming the child.
The child sees themself and the world, taking the reins of adulthood.
The adult builds, finds place, ripening into elderhood.
The four paintings in Seasons of Self are portals into archetypal worlds. Drawing, in part, upon the Indigenous American wisdom of the medicine wheel, Seasons of Self maps the chapters of our human life onto cycles of the natural world. A wheel is segmented into quadrants, each corresponding to the cardinal directions, serving as an ontological guide.
EAST > SOUTH > WEST > NORTH
INFANT > CHILD > ADULT > ELDER
SPRING > SUMMER > FALL > WINTER
SUNRISE > NOON > SUNSET > MIDNIGHT
A host of other traits, both of the human and natural worlds, are ascribed to the quadrants, providing a distinct orientation for each chapter of life. This symbolic framework illustrates that we, as humans, are intrinsically woven into the natural world, and that all is cyclical—nothing is permanent. This wheel can serve as a tool by which we become more wholly realized individuals, embracing our soul's authentic identity. Seasons of Self invites you to jump into these four worlds—these chapters of life—get lost in them, play in them, and reflect on what they might mean to you, wherever and however you've arrived at this moment in time.