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Paintings by Deborah Hillman

 

Deborah Hillman holds a Ph.D. in anthropology and has worked as both an ethnographer and a counselor/therapist. She joined The Lifwynn Foundation in the early 1990s and engaged in its group work (social self-inquiry). In 2002 she moved from New York City to Montpelier, Vermont, where much of her attention is devoted to making art. Her abstract images have personal roots but allude to broader themes: connectedness, harmony, nuance, flux, and awareness of hidden realities. She rarely plans a work in advance, but follows an intuitive approach, allowing the process, itself, to reveal "what's there." She collected and edited some of the unpublished writings of Hans Syz [see Experience and Concept: The Notebooks of Hans Syz, available through The Lifwynn Foundation], and although she feels a strong bond of kinship with his vision, her paintings are not deliberate illustrations.

All paintings copyright © Deborah Hillman 2005. Images in the sequence they appear in
Of Being and of Meaning
by Hans Syz (see "Varieties of Conscious Experience" on this website):

 

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1) Detail of triptych entitled
Spirit Journey (3 details)
                            [First of three 5"x 5" segments mounted on linen-covered board]                            

2004

 

 

2)Sacred Corners
14 " x 11 "
acrylic on canvas
with water-based clear gloss varnish
2004

 

3) Awake in the Dream
24" x 20"
acrylic on canvas
with water-based clear gloss varnish
2003

 

4) Kindred Spirits
19"x 13"
acrylic & ink on paper
2003

 

5) Detail of triptych entitled
Spirit Journey (3 details)
                           [Second of three 5"x 5" segments mounted on linen-covered board]                         

2004

 


6) Between the Worlds
30"x 22"
acrylic on paper
2003

 

7) Detail of triptych entitled
Spirit Journey (3 details)
 [Third of three 5"x  5" segments mounted on linen-covered board]   
2004

                                                                       

8) Arising
30"x 22"
acrylic on paper
2003

 

9) Invisible Connections
16"x 20"
acrylic &