portrait (magician archetype)
series (ongoing) 2022




These four are part of an ongoing series. Like in the Reflection Works I’m still referencing the phrase “As Above So Below. This time, I’ve abandoned illustrative representation and allowed a symbol to emerge out of its clay composition. With this form, I’m contemplating the Magician archetype that appears in both the major arcana of the Tarot and in psychoanalyst Carl Jung’s Liber Novus. In both cases, The Magician is a creative force, a conduit between the conscious and the unconscious, and a channel for the rational and the irrational to merge. In Tarot, The Magician is directly associated with the phrase “As Above So Below.” Carl Jung proposed that symbols are the only way to express the conscious and unconscious mind.


portrait (1), 13 x 6 x 1.5 in., underglaze, glaze, ceramic portrait (1), 13 x 6 x 1.5 in., underglaze, glaze, ceramic

portrait (2), 13 x 6 x 1.5 in., underglaze, glaze, ceramic
portrait (2), 13 x 6 x 1.5 in., underglaze, glaze, ceramic



portrait (4), 13 x 6 x 1.5 in., underglaze, glaze, ceramic



portrait (3), 13 x 6 x 1.5 in., underglaze, glaze, ceramic


Mark