VIEWING — An Old-New Insight
Viewing in this art process is not about the perception of the eye as a physical eye so much as the soul and her images as a psychological lens. This is a return to an older and more collective way of seeing or viewing that recognizes the soul as an animating force and honors her images as a means of individual and collective transformation or what Jung called individuation.
Viewing the soul in art in this sense retrains us to view the soul in the world as an animated or ensouled whole. This is a reorientation that transcends but is facilitated by art as a means of participating more fully in the alchemical Great Work of Art.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."