BURSTS can be experienced as paintings or meditations.
2013 — Present • EVERY KINGDOM
The series Every Kingdom includes paintings and mixed media sculpture that reflect a whimsical world that bursts with energetic gesture and layers of visual innuendo such as disoriented architectural symbols: doorways, windows and stairs; plus figures and aspects of nature. Many viewers have commented that this body of work provokes Orwellian utopian and dystopian dialogues. The play between these fields is on my mind a lot these days, as we struggle to find a sense of homeostasis during a time in history that both frightens and intrigues. Simply stated, these pieces are poetic renderings that want to touch a sense of place, purpose and meaning in a world that is over stimulated and often philosophically absurd. There is always too much to take in, and so my abstracted gestures race about in hope of constructing a map towards discovering answers to the existential questions that to some degree confront us all.
2006 — 2009 • BURSTS
• to give way from an excess of emotion
—my heart will burst
• to emerge or spring suddenly
—burst onto the scene
• to be filled to the breaking point
—bursting with excitement
"There are many of us who believe we are on the cusp of a revolutionary discovery. It is something that reveals the miraculous nature of life’s interconnected relationships; something that exceeds Einstein’s theory of revolution, and Newtonian law. This new way of thinking and being is laying to rest outdated ideologies of soulless separateness, paradigms that are connected to “the ruthless competitive edge” and Darwin’s “survival of the fittest.”
In a nutshell this revolution finds that all living things are ‘energy’. This energy functions in a ‘field of energy’. Scientists call this Zero Point Field
—Lynne McTaggard, “The Field”)
2006 — 2009 • Zero Point Field
The Zero Point Field is said to be “a repository of all fields and all ground energy states and all virtual particles. It is a field of fields.” The existence of the Zero Point Field is the contemporary explanation for many metaphysical notions such as extra sensory perception, chi, mind/body relationships, remote healing and miracles. In another time one simply might call this phenomenon—G O D. (…dare I say it!) Today we look to science to prove what ancient philosophers, oracles, shamans, and Eastern wisdom have known all along.
Most of us who take time to reflect on the progression of our lives will notice that for a large part—we are our thoughts. Our lives perform around our intentions—calculated or not. But dare we think that we are the sole proprietor of our outcomes, we must also notice that our world is not all about what we intend it to be. It is also about exchanges, transience, and the unpredictable nature of things. It is about our relationship to everything we think and feel, plus everything we touch. It is about a Zero Point Field of interconnection. It is foremost about the collective us.
My ZERO POINT FIELD series celebrates this revolution and hopes to inspire a visual doorway into this realm of interconnected possibilities. Through the exchange of intention and surrender may we become enlightened to the potential of unity, community, purpose and the spiritual radiance in all things. —mo, 2008
2009 — 2010 • AXIS MUNDI Acrylic on canvas • approx. 24 x 30"
AXIS MUNDI means earth axis. It is a cross-cultural symbol that takes many forms, and appears in almost every region of the world. It symbolizes a bridge or connection between sky and earth or between the spiritual and the physical. It often takes the form of a natural object such as a mountain, or a tree. Human-made objects such as totems, towers, pillars and crosses are also often associated with Axis Mundi.