Reaching for home is a mixed media original artwork by Dorset artist Mark Titman.
The ancient monks of The British Isles, on their spiritual journeys, would venture forth across the Atlantic far from any notions of Home, guided by God and stars. The Vikings would be enlightened and heightened by Fly Agaric mushrooms and thus would be guided by their Gods across the oceans too. The Polynesians used their Gods also, to guide them intuitively across the seas between the continents. The vastness and void of the seas had to be filled with some great entity, as man cannot deal with such emptiness alone. Yet, this very emptiness can be seen to have deep mental substance- as the Orientals recognised. According to the philosophy of ‘The Golden Flower’- only in upmost emptiness, can God truly be felt. Here there are no distractions. Here, the total immersion in Nothingness, is a holistic engagement of all senses, and not the usual mental chatter of city life on land and as such is a release that allows us to reconnect to the Numinous beings we truly are.
Medium: Signed oil, acrylic and pastel on canvas
Size: 25cm x 25cm
Postage / Collection: This artwork will be posted to a UK address for a small additional charge (added at checkout). Free local collection is also available from Wareham (arranged with artist after purchase). Contact Art4Action for further details.