Horizon of the Unseen
Visual Reflections on Spiritual Themes
By (author) Corinne Randall
Publication date:01 January 2007
Horizon of the Unseen' is a compilation of quotes taken from the eternal and universal truths that exist in all of the world’s spiritual traditions. The twelve themes are interpreted visually by the author, each page containing full colour reproductions. This book grew out of a series of guided meditations run within a counselling centre. The thematic mood of each meditation was then used as inspiration for painting. The artwork describes a meditative space and therefore works in parallel to the text. The diversity of themes result in a spectrum of approaches ranging from figurative to abstract or conceptual. They are drawn together by the metaphors contained within the quotes, that relate the signs and attributes of the physical world back to the One unknowable Essence. We live in an age of extremes. On one hand we see the disintegration of society reflected in much contemporary art. Out of these growing pains, however, a new holistic paradigm is emerging. “Artist” in Sanskrit means “one who sees things fitting together”. By redefining the importance of spirituality to visual art this book strives to demonstrate this obvious but often overlooked purpose of art. The format is simple and accessible but also contains deeper layers of underlying meaning. Horizon of the Unseen is therefore suitable as a gift book, as an aid for meditation or as a source of creative inspiration.