If you could see beyond the material reality of cells and atoms what might you see? Never mind that even the word “see” takes new meaning if you do think this idea through. Maybe you would see angel wings and dragons and unknown and never imagined colors. Whatever it is that you would see is there right now.
But since you are made of cells and atoms along with everything you see with your 3d eyeballs, you must experience this other space by listening to the part of yourself not tethered here.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
- Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio
Horatio is a bit unnerved to find Hamlet speaking to a ghost but life is weird people and there are ghosts around us and more. We see such a tiny spectrum of our reality that we don’t really know how it all interfaces. Just think about synchronicity if you want to experience this interface. We can’t explain the inner/outer connection at all.
When I am urged by inner prompts in certain visual paths in a painting, I am exploring unknown spaces. I do not try and curate the imagery but to let it be. I ask myself, what do I wish this to look like? What feels right?
I realize that I can’t put a name on it and make sense of it for anyone looking but I can put it out there and hope the image will touch someone inside in an way that they can’t understand but somehow do understand anyway.