An Artist's Quest for "Soul" in a Chaotic World—by InnerSpirit

This is my InnerSpirit blog page...a page of reflection...inquiry...
and artistic questions about myself, my life, and the world around me. A place for my own personal contemplation of my emotions, my actions, my art, my spiritual journey and how they all intertwine and influence each other. I hope that you check it out, think a little about your life and the many creative things that you might be engaged do those fit into your life and impact the various aspects of your own life? Let's reflect together!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Decay From The Inside Out

On Day #20 of the Art Every Day Challenge I found myself thinking a lot about about my friends and/or their friends and loved ones that have been either recently diagnosed with a serious, life threatening illness or who are suffering from chronic illnesses that they have been dealing with for a very long time. I found myself thinking about the cells in our bodies and how they are both very strong and very vulnerable at the same time. They are susceptible to so many things, nutrition, environmental threats, chemicals, stress, lack of exercise, limited hydration, the list goes on and on. It seems what frustrates me most are all the things that are not easily within our own control to change such as environmental issues and toxins in our foods etc.

I get really angry sometimes when I think about all the people that I care about that have illnesses that they cannot control and sometimes they can even feel like the illness wants to control them, or worse, kill them. Sometimes it actually does kill them. This iphone painting is about those feelings that I was dealing with today.

This piece is called "Killing From Within" and it is my visual representation of all of the internal wiring (or various body systems) that go "haywire" in the body when it's cells start to break down and a disease spreads. The disease grows and spreads outward and things break apart from within. The dark splotches are like rotting, spots of decay that is spreading into the body but might not normally be seen from the outside. Sometimes disease is seen externally and sometimes it isn't.

My prayers to all those who who suffer from disease. May God watch over you.

Blessings and Love,


  1. Very powerful. Yea, so hard to watch loved one struggle with illness.

  2. Thank you for your comment. I appreciate your empathy too. I know several of us deal with these same issues. I felt better after creating this piece.

  3. Lots of Reiki to every one of us that faces this! Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen. Your image gets so to the heart of it when this kind of things happens to us or those we love. I try, every time my mind lights on something like this image or a person or a part of their body, to send Reiki. So sending it forward to all you were thinking of when creating... and to you for your empathic heart and heART. Miracles, k-

  4. Thank you also have a good heart and sensitive soul I see. I like that you do Reiki, I would like to learn that sometime, but it will probably have to wait until I get through with my Master of Arts in Art Therapy first. But am very fascinated by the technique and I am also becoming interested in Quantum Touch healing. Lots of interests and not enough time for them all. Thanks for your positive healing energy for those I love and I pray that they are all healed soon.