THEY, THE FACE AND HANDS
Gallery installation of eleven paintings focusing on the face, eyes and hands based on the below excerpt by Dallas Willard.
Each 16 x 20 in, Oil and acrylic on canvas
"That very unity of experiences that constitutes a human self cannot be located at any point in or around this body through which we live, not even in the brain. Yet I am present as agent or casual influence with and about my body and its features and movements. In turn, what my body undergoes and provides influences my life as a personal being. And through my body, principally through my face and gestures, or “body language,” but also verbally, I can make myself present to others.
The human face, and especially the eyes, are not just additional physical objects in space. We say that the eyes are the windows of the soul, and there is much truth to it. They the face and hands are areas in space where the spiritual reality of the person becomes present to others. There the inmost being of the individual pours forth, though of course the person is no more literally identical with his or her face or eyes than with lungs or toenails or brain."
-excerpt from the Divine Conspiracy