|"Plato's Cave" or "Shaman's Cave" part of "The Shaman Series," Oil on canvas, 30" x 40" (destroyed in performance)|
Monday, March 7, 2016
The photographer Susan Sontag wrote about Plato's Cave in her book On Photography (1977). This painting was done after reading her book, shortly after I graduated from the MFA program at C.W. Post. This painting is "Plato's Cave," or "Shaman's Cave." The MFA program was my awakening. The Shaman Series is an ongoing group of paintings, drawing, prints and performances started during graduate school. This painting is a part of that series and relates to my transformation into Artist/Shaman.