Beyond Balance

Julie Davis Veach  Beyond Balance 2018 Acrylic 6.5x6.5in.  NFS

Julie Davis Veach Beyond Balance 2018 Acrylic 6.5x6.5in. NFS

“Beyond Balance” is 1 of 6 sacred geometry study paintings I completed in the fall of 2018.

In this piece I am exploring the idea of what could exist beyond a state of “balance” (for ourselves, our planet, our humanity, etc…) This would be something beyond our current human ability to understand, but I believe  it would be something beautiful, something divine.

Julie Davis Veach  Beyond Balance 2018 6.5x6.5in. Acrylic on Paper (framed)

Julie Davis Veach Beyond Balance 2018 6.5x6.5in. Acrylic on Paper (framed)

Just one of those hypothetical ideas I randomly started thinking about. Hey! Why not-anything is possible-right? What would beyond a balanced world look like? Exceeding balance within ourselves, our planet, our humanity?

This piece explores that concept using sacred geometry. I invite you to explore these ideas with me!

I have always believed that there is so much more than meets the eye when observing the world around us. It is our choice to see the world in light or in darkness. It all exists (or doesn’t) just the same. The same is true for art!

Since I was a little girl, I have loved nature and all the hidden treasures of awe and wonder that she provides when observed with an open heart and gracious spirit! This connection with nature led me to an exploration in sacred geometry.

Julie Davis Veach. Evidence of sacred geometry studies In-progress.

Julie Davis Veach. Evidence of sacred geometry studies In-progress.

Sacred geometry exists all around us and it is continually communicating to all of those who are willing to be still enough to listen, revealing truths beyond the obvious. As in life, sacred geometry presents an unlimited amount of possibilities, until the observer decides on just one. This painting is the result of playful experimentation with those possibilities- represented here in shapes, lines, textures, and colors. Each element having a very defined meaning to each observer. The process of creating each painting is a thrilling and enlightening discovery that opens my eyes and mind to the world around me providing me healing and hope for a brighter future based on love and compassion -for us all. I hope that you can experience this state of awe through my paintings and that I may open your heart to the light within you so that you become part of this consciousness.

What is balance anyways and why is it important? We hear about it a lot these days and in many ways, life is a balancing act. But if we do reach this elusive state of being- what’s next?
— Julie Davis Veach

I don’t want to dictate what you, the observer, “sees” in this painting- because it is your choice, part of the process, and part of the limitless possibilities that you control.

So, I will merely make a few suggestions about what I see, at this moment- even though what I see today will most likely change from one day to the next The meanings in my paintings can be as simple or complex as you like.

Julie Davis Veach  Beyond Balance 2018 6.5x6.5in. Acrylic on Paper

Julie Davis Veach Beyond Balance 2018 6.5x6.5in. Acrylic on Paper

Artist Depiction: Sacred relationships are represented by the gold lines that connect to each other, and visible or not, provide structure for the choices made, resulting in the shapes that you see. There are eight of these delicate gold lines that extend beyond the picture plane, representing the beginning of a new era not yet seen. Hence, eight is a symbol of infinity and a constant flow of energy and power. On a personal level, the meaning of number 8 resonates with the power and vibrations of self-confidence, inner strength, and personal power- if we choose so. Each choice leads to a newer set of potentials.

A predominate feature of the painting is the gold cross in the center that is turned on its side and looks like an “X”. The equal armed cross is an extremely old ideogram used in most cultures. It is one of the basic gestalts in Western ideography and can be found in every part of the world, in prehistoric caves and engraved on rocks. The cross itself represents many things, but for the sake of this depiction It will represent the meeting of Divine energies and is indicative of the human desire to know and experience the unfolding mystery of life. The four arms of the cross provide an invitation to the four ways to ascension; to objectively know self, nature, wisdom, and God. The added element of the circle around the cross provides the virtue of unification, totality, wholeness and inclusion.

Upon further investigation, the equal armed cross turned on its side like an X has significant symbolism. According to the Dictornary.com review, the X is the Greek letter “chi,” the initial letter in the word Χριστός. And, here’s the kicker: Χριστός means “Christ.” X has been an acceptable representation of the word Christ for hundreds of years. This device is known as a Christogram, a symbol of Christ. And for me, I’ll take it a bit further and depict the notion of Christ-Consciousness as it would relate to “Beyond Balance”.

Have fun with it – shift your perspective. Challenge yourself to see beyond the literal. It can change your entire world!

Process: With this group of studies, I was exploring the creative process itself, through sacred geometry, moving from a very linear and logical way of thinking/creating (using a straight edge and compass) to a more fluid and intuitive means of making decisions (using color, shape, line, and texture created by the fluidity of acrylic paints). It was very much like a choose your own adventure book. Each decision in the process led to another set of choices to make until “Beyond Balance” was achieved. After the completion of the paintings, I study them for the meaning and significance.

~Julie A. Davis Veach

Julie Davis Veach  Beyond Balance 2018 6.5x6.5in. Acrylic on Paper (In-progress)

Julie Davis Veach Beyond Balance 2018 6.5x6.5in. Acrylic on Paper (In-progress)

Julie Davis Veach  Beyond Balance 2018 6.5x6.5in. Acrylic on Paper (In-progress)

Julie Davis Veach Beyond Balance 2018 6.5x6.5in. Acrylic on Paper (In-progress)


 


Sacred Reflection

Julie Davis Veach, Sacred Reflection, 2018 Acrylic  6.5 x 6.5 in NFS

Julie Davis Veach, Sacred Reflection, 2018 Acrylic
6.5 x 6.5 in NFS

I have always believed that there is so much more than meets the eye when observing the world around us. It is our choice to see the world in light or in darkness. It all exists (or doesn’t) just the same.

Since I was a young girl, I have loved nature and all the hidden treasures of awe and wonder that it provides when observed with an open heart and gracious spirit! This connection with nature led me to an exploration in sacred geometry.

Julie Davis Veach, Sacred Reflection, 2018 Acrylic, 6.5 x 6.5 in (in-progress)

Julie Davis Veach, Sacred Reflection, 2018
Acrylic, 6.5 x 6.5 in (in-progress)

Sacred geometry exists all around us and it is constantly communicating to all who are willing to be still enough to listen, revealing truths beyond the obvious. As in life, sacred geometry presents an unlimited amount of possibilities, until the observer decides on just one. This painting is the result of playful experimentation with those possibilities- represented here in shapes, lines, textures, and colors. Each element having a very defined meaning to each observer. The process of creating each painting is a thrilling and enlightening discovery that opens my eyes and mind to the world around me providing healing and hope for a brighter future based on love and compassion. I hope that you can experience this state of awe through my paintings and that I may open your heart to the light within you so that you become part of this consciousness.

Julie Davis Veach, Sacred Reflection, 2018 Acrylic, 6.5 x 6.5 in (in-progress)

Julie Davis Veach, Sacred Reflection, 2018 Acrylic, 6.5 x 6.5 in (in-progress)

I don’t want to dictate what you, the observer, “sees” in this painting- because it is your choice and part of the limitless possibilities that you control. So, I will merely make a few suggestions about what I see, at this moment- even though what I see today will most likely change from one day to the next The meanings in my paintings can be as simple or complex as you like; Sacred relationships are represented by the gold lines that connect to each other, and visible or not, provide structure for the choices made, resulting in the shapes that you see. Each choice leads to a different set of potentials. The two white triangles emerge center stage and are polar opposite of each other- reflecting on one another, providing balance, harmony, and equality. This self-reflection is supported by the ascending tranquil teal triangle behind them, which is contained and protected in the element of spirit and sanctity (the circle). Through this spiritual self-reflection, the universe begins to open.

Have fun with it – shift your perspective. It can change your entire world!

Julie Davis Veach, Sacred Reflection, 2018 Acrylic, 6.5 x 6.5 in (in-progress)

Julie Davis Veach, Sacred Reflection, 2018 Acrylic, 6.5 x 6.5 in (in-progress)

Process: With this group of studies, I was exploring the creative process itself, through sacred geometry, moving from a very linear and logical way of thinking/creating (using a straight edge and compass) to a more fluid and intuitive means of making decisions (using color, shape, line, and texture created by the fluidity of acrylic paints). It was very much like a choose your own adventure book. Each decision in the process led to another set of choices to make until “Sacred Reflection” was achieved.

~Julie A. Davis Veach

Julie Davis Veach, Sacred Reflection, 2018 Acrylic, 6.5 x 6.5 in. (Framing Options)

Julie Davis Veach, Sacred Reflection, 2018 Acrylic, 6.5 x 6.5 in. (Framing Options)