ART & RELIGIOUS IMAGINATION
My art is a means to become aware of, and to engage with, images and symbols arising from my unconscious. This is both a personal task, as well as a collective project to bring the feminine into the public realm. I position myself between secularism on the one hand and the institutional religions on the other – even as I am formed by both. I join in a space between these two extremes, where many philosophers, theologians and artists are re-discovering the sacred and the need for an outlet for the religious instinct. Some examples are David Tacey The Postsecular Sacred, Luce Irigaray Divine Women, Richard Kearney Re-imagining the Sacred, Julia Kristeva This Incredible Need to Believe. My own contribution circles around how I as a woman can develop as a whole integrated creative person, within a Christian framework.