Union
       
     
Waking Life
       
     
Tree of Life
       
     
The Cosmic Egg
       
     
Soil Spirit
       
     
Solar Spirit
       
     
Protector
       
     
The Elemental Folk
       
     
Opus
       
     
The Depths
       
     
Bearded Empire
       
     
Self Chrysalis
       
     
Onion Skins
       
     
A Sip of the World
       
     
Rooted in Ecstasy
       
     
Precession
       
     
Nova
       
     
Tiger Play
       
     
Wave Rider
       
     
Mash
       
     
Union
       
     
Union

2017
Oil Paint and Egg Tempera of Primed Paper
20" x 16"

An inner journey calls to each of us.
A quest to evolve, grow and become the greatest being we can.
This is a personal journey, which we alone can accomplish.

With the daily ebb and flow of life it can be easy to forget.  
But if we ignore it, as many do, it isn’t without consequence.
 
Each soul seeks balance. 
We are all made up of both feminine and masculine energy.
When in balance these underlying psychological forces offer us the best of our abilities;
We act with intelligence as opposed to cold intellect, with intention instead of reactivity.
We speak through Wisdom free of grandiosity. We connect with people and empower them instead of seeking gain, projecting and doubting. 
We embody confidence free from conceit or vanity. 
 
These archetypes of the Sacred Masculine and Feminine are seen throughout the ages in the great myths and stories of our ancestors. They are the opposing electric and magnetic forces. They are the Yin and Yang of our existence. 
 
The Sacred Masculine represents the external force or Yang energy.
Its qualities are; Logic, analysis, reason, action, strategy, passion, courage, thinking,  planning, intellectual intelligence (IQ).
 
The Sacred Feminine represents the internal force or Yin energy.
Its qualities are; Intuition, creativity, compassion, acceptance, nurturing, receptivity, feeling, abstraction, emotional intelligence (EQ)

Before we can embody the Union of these two forces, most of us will have unconsciously lived and learned the extremes of either polar. 
As much as the positive of either polar can be world changing, so too can the negative consequences of their imbalance. In order to maintain and honor this Union of forces we must learn to free ourselves from the unconscious reactivity of either polar.
 
To do that we need not look further than the saying "Know thyself." 
When we learn to see ourselves free of bias and ask the questions; "What parts of my acting self have I actually chosen? What parts represent my higher self? Which represent imbalance?" we begin to see the nature of our being. 
If we are quiet enough to listen to our subconscious thoughts and to let them pass without judgment, they can no longer control us. Little by little the unconscious habitual thoughts and beliefs that do not represent our higher being, will begin to fade. 
This is a key part of the journey. The Hero’s Journey! It's a lifelong process of self discovery, rebirth and giving that infuses life with meaning. It's this inner balance and personal Union that allows to trek the noble path! 

The more we do the inner work, the more we become a magnet of positive forces. 
This magnet begins to attract enlightening people and events; almost as if the Universe conspires for your success. 
By doing this work we hold the space necessary to invite into our world the Yin to our Yang and the Yang to our Yin. That special someone.  The person who feels so distinctly familiar to you.  Like you've known them in a past lifetime.  An energy that feels so naturally in sync with our own. Your twin soul! 
But in order to recognize and synchronize with this person, your inner balance is essential.
By doing the self work we learn to recognize the things that best harmonize with you. We learn to tune the inner compass.

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to find all the barriers within yourself that you built against it.” Rumi

When these two forces meet internally and externally we no longer live in polarity. Only Wholeness. Purpose. Union. 
 

Waking Life
       
     
Waking Life

Inked traditionally, colored digitally
28" x 11"

2016

Now available as a yoga mat!

 

Tree of Life
       
     
Tree of Life

Graphite 2017

The Cosmic Egg
       
     
The Cosmic Egg

Ink on paper
11" x 14"

This inked piece is a contribution to the "Antipodes Project", a collaboration of international ink artists curated by Ben Tolman.

More about the project: http://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/project-visionary-assemblage-thirty-artists/3482

2016

Soil Spirit
       
     
Soil Spirit

Oil paint on maple panel
10" x 10" x 2"

Duad paired with "Solar Spirit", celebrating the energetic life forces of the natural world.

2016
 

Solar Spirit
       
     
Solar Spirit

Oil paint on maple panel
10" x 10" x 2"

Duad paired with "Soil Spirit", celebrating the energetic life forces of the natural world.

2016

Protector
       
     
Protector

Oil paint on paper
19" x 16.5"

Inspired by travels in the remote Amazonian jungle, and our ancestor's deep appreciation for the natural world.

2016

The Elemental Folk
       
     
The Elemental Folk

Acrylic, coloured pencil, pen and marker on paper
28” x 9.5”

A series of nature born creatures that suddenly burst forth. These represent the beginning of an ongoing series that I am soon starting. If you were ever to encounter one in person, it would stand about a thumb's length in height.

2014

 

Opus
       
     
Opus

Colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, marker and lipstick on paper14" 14" x 11" 

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour."
William Blake

2013

The Depths
       
     
The Depths

Acrylic and oil on wood panel
24" X 11" x 1"

The primary constituent of our world is water. The primary constituent of our body is water. All water is recycled via the hydrological cycle (the sky uptakes and recycles it back to us). It is said that only 7% of earth’s waters have been seen by human eyes.

2015

Bearded Empire
       
     
Bearded Empire

Pencil and ballpoint pen in a medium Moleskine sketchbook

2014

Self Chrysalis
       
     
Self Chrysalis

Ink, marker, pencil
17" x 13"

Dedicated to those on the journey of self knowledge.
Life is a cyclical journey of many births and deaths. Every day you grow, leaving the old you behind.

2016

Onion Skins
       
     
Onion Skins

Acrylic, colored pencil and ink on paper

27" x 19"

2014

A Sip of the World
       
     
A Sip of the World

Acrylic on canvas board

2' x 4'

2014

Rooted in Ecstasy
       
     
Rooted in Ecstasy

Copper Plate Etching
6" x 4"

Danielle's first exploration of traditional print methods.

2014

 

Precession
       
     
Precession

Marker, coloured pencil, pen and acrylic on paper

10" x 24"

2014

 

Nova
       
     
Nova

Acrylic, pencil, panpastel and pen on paper

17"x22"

2013

 

Tiger Play
       
     
Tiger Play

Colored Pencil, marker and watercolor on paper

11" x 8.5"

2011

Wave Rider
       
     
Wave Rider

Marker, acrylic, colored pencil and pen on paper

8.5" x 11"

2011

Mash
       
     
Mash

Marker and pencil on paper

11"x8.5"

2009