Orphic Egg

Cover Art for Luna Arcana, Issue 5click here for more info

Orphic Egg

The egg symbolizing the universe with the serpent of creative life force encircled. How do we break out of the shell of our paradigm and emerge renewed?

“The egg is a germ of life with a lofty symbolical significance. It is not just a cosmogonic symbol — it is also a “philosophical one”. As the former it is the Orphic Egg, the world’s beginning; as the latter, the philosophical egg of the medieval natural philosophers, the vessel from which, at the end of the opus alchymicum, the homunculus emerges… the spiritual, inner, and complete man.”

~ C. Jung

Based on Jacob Bryant’s, Orphic Egg, 1774

Luna Arcana Issue 5

Mural painted at private residence in Joshua Tree, CA – Timelapse

BREATHE – SIGN AT The joshua tree retreat center / Institute of mentalphysics

As the world was watching the world set upside down due to the COVID 19 virus, I began some drawings to process different concepts I have about the situation. I did this concept drawing I titled “~breathe~”, as an intention to “visualize healthy clear vibrant heart/breath center, respiratory passages and deep slow nasal breathing.”

Special thanks to Terry Lynn Taylor of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center for having the vision of it becoming the replacement of the old illegible sun worn Institute of Mental Physics sign. Also would like to thank Juan Thorp for making the board, frame and install happen.

(for those who cannot)

New sign at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center (formerly Institute of Mentalphysics)
View from Highway 62 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center (formerly Institute of Mentalphysics)
Art concept
Old Institute of Mentalphysics sign at The Joshua Tree Retreat Center

Other related artwork…

~ b r e a t h e ~

(for those who cannot)

Social isolation is not a difficult process for introverts and those of who live in the desert, the threat of the covid19 / coronavirus has inspired me to create this Procreate drawing and visualize healthy clear vibrant heart/breath center, respiratory passages and deep slow nasal breathing.

Cover Art for Luna Arcana – Issue 3


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Cover art: Martín Mancha

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