To Know the Dark
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings. ~ Wendell Berry
These paintings are inspired by the network of relationships in the system of nature. They encourage viewers to notice the “painting within the painting” that exists beyond our limited senses—the interplay of the laws of nature that constantly surround us.
“Duality,” “The Flood,” “Coherent Conscience,” “Death of a Survivor,” and “Hemmed In” were inspired by the impact our subconscious has on our experiences in reality. What happens internally when we are in crisis or lose our sense of self? How do subconscious forces and patterns operate on us? What helps us rebuild ourselves with a new level of perception? The exploration inward can be filled with intense pain but also has immeasurable value.
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that […]
The Illness That We Are: A Jungian Critique of Christianity
John Douley’s 1984 Inner City book is a short (100 pages), heavily endnoted (16 pages) text that successfully captures Jung’s complex perspective on religion and religious experience. The subtitle of this book is as important as the title: A Jungian Critique of Christianity. Much has been written on this subject. This is such a big […]
The Glass Bead Game
We are ready to receive in reverencethe music of the masters, the symphonies of the spheresand invoke in sacred celebrationsthe ancient holy spirits of the blessed ages. We let ourselves be exaltedby magic, sacred secretsthat capture life’s wild, stormy vigor,to transform it into revealing symbols. Like stellar constellations those invocationspull us into their orbit, give […]
If each day fallsinside each nightthere exists a wellwhere clarity is imprisoned. We need to sit on the rimof the well of darknessand fish for fallen lightwith patience. – Pablo Neruda
The Facts of Life
That you were born and you will die. That you will sometimes love enough and sometimes not. That you will lieif only to yourself. That you will get tired. That you will learn most from the situationsyou did not choose. That there will be some things that move youmore than you can say. That you […]
Boundaries of the Soul
Boundaries of the Soul is more than just an introduction to Jung and the practice of Jung’s psychology; it is an invitation for the reader to journey into their own inner world and emerge a more complete and individuated soul.
Neverne Covington has drawn and painted since childhood. Having grown up in the American South, she found an endless source of inspritaiton in the resplendent light, verdant landscape, and botanical diversity of her surroundings. The imagery that comes to life in her work is inspired both by direct observation and memory. The forms in her work are combinations of abstraction and figuration, which address the flow of time and movement and the rhythm of nature.
God’s Movie Night
Tall and proud,
A young wave
Approaches the beach
Its eagerness on bold display
As it flaunts a perfect 1.618 curl
Connecting with the hard reality of the shoreline
The wave is born onto the land
In a sizzling collapse of spray and foam