The Lemon Project
The Lemon Project, officially titled The Consciousness Project, is an artwork series exploring concepts relating to the theme of consciousness. Most people believe consciousness is merely a state that we all experience when we are not sleeping. However, we can look at consciousness from a deeper level. Many philosophers, spiritual sages, poets and artists believe that consciousness is an expression of a greater universal connectivity and order that unifies us all.
The following images represent works in progress that are centered around the Consciousness Project theme. In these example studies, the lemon is the subject matter and is used as a metaphor for consciousness. In each piece, the lemon symbolizes the “light of consciousness” which can also be interpreted as “awakening”. Once further developed, the series will be created in a contemporary style that combines lemon imagery juxtaposed with recognizable line forms of the natural world. Lemons are a traditional symbol of sour disappointment on the one hand, and inner cleansing on the other. The work aims to convey this duality as it relates to human consciousness. The objective is to explore the great mystery of how consciousness expresses through us artistically.
Mystical Lemon *
Oil on canvas board
14 x 11 in | 35.56 x 27.94 cm
*Local Color Art Show 2018, Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA