Fantastic Art Gallery

Silke Schilling, ABUNDANCE, water color, center section, 2007
ABUNDANCE, 34x34cm, water color, 2007

vision

Schilling, STRUCTURE, 2009

suggestion

Schilling, THE WAY OF THE BUTTERFLY, 2010

sign

inspired by place

Inspired by Place: CHANGE in Altgeld Gardens, South Chicago, 2009


the psyche and its surreal imagery

Guidance comes from many places. Schilling, GUIDANCE, 2007

The fantastic art on these pages emerged out of encounters with places, people and situations, from watching and listening, and paying attention to the responses I felt arise within myself. Some intentional and a lot of casual meditation had a part in the inquiry; dreaming has also been involved. What became clear is that the surreal is not supernatural, the mystical doesn't have to be a mystery, and transcendence doesn't take a dead body.

Human beings share the ability of the psyche to form interior imagery spontaneously, and we also have a not so different range of feelings and emotions, concepts and intuitions out of which it arises.

As a result, some themes and elements might be recognized as one's own and/or archetypal. What they mean to each of us, however, depends. To me, not a day quite the same they did yesterday.