Paintings by Stephen Linsteadt


Stephen Linsteadt

Paintings by Stephen Linsteadt

The series "Of Sky and Earth" is an exploration into our connection or lack thereof to Nature. The paintings explore the alchemical theme of "as above, so below." The work is based on the Jungian notion that our outer world is a reflection of our inner state. The intention of the paintings is to stimulate conversation and awareness to a deeper inner connection to Nature and Her presence in a time of global chaos and an ever threatening climatic landscape.

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Of Sky and Earth »

Of Sky and Earth #1 by Stephen Linsteadt
Of Sky and Earth #2 by Stephen Linsteadt
Of Sky and Earth #13 by Stephen Linsteadt

The transformative process, as myths inform us, takes place within the human being having an earthly experience. It is the hero journey of the butterfly emerging from the dark chrysalis into the light. We begin the journey by allowing our unconscious to guide us into heart-consciousness. Plato said we begin loving the beauty in people and then learn to love the beauty that is unseen—the beauty of the soul. That transformative love is 'Eros' of which Plato informed us the word 'heros' was derived. The 'Hero' is an ordinary person in extraordinary circumstances. The 'Hero' is 'us' experiencing our life story.

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The Unknown Woman »

Cleopatre at Pont Avignon by Stephen Linsteadt
Gabriella Without Her Sister by Stephen Linsteadt
Unknown Woman with Bees by Stephen Linsteadt

In Chinese mythology, cranes are symbolically connected with the idea of immortality. They are also considered as the intermediary between earth and heaven and, similar to Metatron, as a messenger of the gods to humans. Cranes are said to carry souls to Paradise at death and represent the ability to enter higher states of consciousness.

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White Cranes »

White Crane #1 by Stephen Linsteadt
White Crane #5 by Stephen Linsteadt
White Crane #3 by Stephen Linsteadt

Join Stephen for a two-day workshop designed to help artists of all levels learn to see through the eyes of their heart. We will explore the elements of making paintings: composition, color, line, and gesture —but not in the ordinary way. We will incorporate sacred geometry into our compositional armature; the emotions of the chakras into color theory; and the beauty of curved space into our lines and gestures. A series of exercises will help participants create a new visual language for themselves—a language of the heart.

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Art Workshops with Stephen Linsteadt
Art Workshops with Stephen Linsteadt
Art Workshops with Stephen Linsteadt

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