Soul of Light: Works of Illumination is a collection of over 100 works of vibrant, full-color visionary art that transmits an inner spiritual feeling and message, influenced by sacred geometry and a multitude of esoteric and spiritual traditions. Portuguese artist Joma Sipe’s focus in each of his paintings is light – not the ordinary light of day, but the light of spiritual illumination. For each piece, Sipe begins with thin silver or gold ink pen on a blank canvas. He then energizes certain points in the drawing with crystals. Finally, he adds light and soft-color computer effects to achieve an ethereal quality Since childhood, Sipe has been influenced by painters of the late nineteenth-century Symbolist Movement. He feels profoundly connected with early Theosophist H. P. Blavatsky and has also studied Rudolf Steiner, Eliphas Levy, G. I. Gurdieff, the contemporary Gnostics, and the spirituality of Hindu teacher Paramahansa Yogananda and Eckart Tolle, who in turn led him to A Course in Miracles. His knowledge of occult anatomy and the chakras, meditation, alchemy and the Kabbalah contributes to the wealth of esoteric wisdom he brings to bear in his art. All helps him reflect on canvas his powerful sense of the sacred that seems to illuminate the very being of the viewer as well as of the artist and his visionary world.
Soul of Light: Works of Illumination
- Joma Sipe