Within modern man several principles compete for the throne of his heart. They are at war. They are the hidden forces, motives, and energy generated by the deepest of human needs. Grounding the essence of our being in desire and conflict I give form to these powers infernal and angelic. White paper, black ink, and a rotring sketch pen are all I use to strip down human experience to it's barest, truest expression. Each drawing articulates a symbolic narrative involving expressionistic figures enacting themes of existential loneliness, spiritual longing, despair and hope. I am also heavily influenced by Eastern Orthodox Christian Mysticism.
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Jonathan McCormack is a self-taught artist whose works reflect his spiritual mysticism, background in psycho-analysis, and his own personal struggles with mental illness and addiction. After being incarcerated in prison and twice being institutionalized in mental wards Jonathan turned his life around in 2003. Although still haunted by past traumas today he pursues his passion for God, philosophy, and art in Putnam County NY.