My paintings are an exploration through the imaginative world within and tied intimately to my astrological practice and perspective.
The characters within each piece are personified representations of zodiacal and planetary archetypes, with their characteristics being sculpted through my felt experience of the transiting planets.
Each painting is dated with the position of the transiting planets at the time of the initial ink drawing, when the characters first established their form- freezing that energy in time, visually, through the lens of Ash.
With an interest in the works of psychotherapists and astrologers Carl Jung and Liz Greene, I see incredible value in exploration of the archetypes which govern our conscious thought processes, perspectives, and values.
Painting is the medium which grounds this exploration in the physical world, and allows visual reflection of this exploration through time.
Conjointly, in noticing the correlations between the placements and relationships of transiting planets through the zodiacal wheel- to the archetypes I meet through my painting process, a rich web of astrological knowledge brings itself to my awareness.
Every feeling, thought, and action holds energy to teach the observer. My practice rests within the devotion to investigation of all such energies which arise within me.
See Ash at the Arts Trail 2023