Wonder Pool (2004)
Acrylic on panel 60 x 60 cm

Painting as Prayer

Landscape and Labyrinth

Prayer envisions the hallowed mystery of life. Peter Gagen paints the outward manifestation of this inner journey, content elemental and metaphysical. Images of multivalent symbolism, ‘landscapes within the labyrinth of the unconscious and dreams’. Intimacy, loss and desire explored through painting as prayer. Memory, myth and the meaning of identity recurrent themes for mark as metaphor. Communion with God pictured as landscapes of the heart, a Way through the labyrinth of mind. Prayer in the universal language of the soul.