Portfolio > Dreams, Memories, Desires

An Odd Dream
oil on canvas
52" x 48"
2014
Strange Spring
oil on canvas
22" x 22"
2015
A Wind From All Directions: Scattering
paper collage
84" x 98"
2014
A Wind From All Directions: Gathering
paper collage
84" x 84"
2014
red gestural abstraction by Jess Beyler
oil on panel
47" x 12"
2012
gestural abstraction  green dragon by Jess Beyler
oil on canvas
78" x 58"
2022
Black Orchid
oil
58" x 58"
2007
Pursuit
oil
15" x 25"
2007
Dreams Edge of Daylight
oil
17" x 20"
2007
Kihon
oil on panel
15" x 12"
2001
Lingering Flame
oil
18" x 15"
2011
Dragon Diagram
oil on panel
15"x 12"
2001
Exhilaration
oil
18" x15"
2008
Light and Dark Waves
oil
32" x 25"
2004

When consciousness draws near to the unconscious, not only does it receive a devastating shock but something of its light penetrates into the darkness of the unconscious. The result is that the unconscious is no longer so remote and strange and terrifying, and this paves the way for an eventual union....What happens is that its contents cross over into consiousness more easily than before.
--Carl Jung, Mysterium Coniunctionis

Because I cannot photograph my dreams or explain the things my body knows, or analyze directly what I have loved most, I have to paint.