"This painting evolved from earlier paintings I did of sacred geometry Flower of Life paintings. I use the same polka-dot grid and connect the dots with straight lines instead of curves. This became part of a series of works that can alter your thought patterns and create new neural pathways(see below).
As a mystic, spiritual & sometimes religious person; in 2018 I really connected with the Kaaba as an energy vortex. I worked extensively with a medicine man, Shoshone elder Bennie Lebeau, Bavado who showed me many energy & spiritual mysteries of the medicine wheel. Its an actual energy vortex that people activate with the circle dances that get the energy spinning in 2 directions. The counter-sunwise movement opens the energy. I became engrossed, brooding about the Kaaba where people walk, praying, counter sun-wise 24/7 for centuries. That's one little piece of representation hidden in this work."
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ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
50" x 66"
“When I got into art, it was such a refuge. It's an autonomous vehicle of absolute freedom. I had just been expelled from high school and through four years of depression. I just stayed in my room reading literature, biographies, philosophy and painting pictures. I was searching for answers, meaning, and beauty. The outside world seemed so illogical and cruel. My only solution was to withdraw from it. That's when I began to search and search until I found art. I learned that I can create a world of beauty and wonder. Creating art has no limits, its full of feelings, and meaning."
Hennessa is now a DC-based artist. Previously, Eve went to grad school in Mexico City's UNAM, San Carlos Academy where she created walk-in wood construction sculptures that were a dark closed in environment, abstractly reflecting a starry night’s sky.
For her, painting can be a form of color healing meditation as well as a way to communicate complex ideas. Eve will easily spend a day immersed in colors or the complexities of lines.
Severe chronic PTSD has impacted Eve's childhood development. As a result, the right brain hemisphere of perception and flow dominate so that she is able to always tap into expansive creativity.
Lack of planning and control is embodied in how Eve harnesses the dynamic swirling nature of color and paint. She loves that it’s hard to control, “you have to work with it and follow where it wants to go.”
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