The Formations, a digital painting by Thomas H. Kainaroi, 2018
The Light of Advent, a digital painting by Thomas H. Kainaroi, 2017
Much of my artwork has spiritual and metaphysical aspects, and as an anthroposophist, there are often anthroposophical components. The two digital paintings above, however, are more full and direct expressions of my spiritual/anthroposophical life and feeling.
Anthroposophy (meaning, “wisdom of the human being”) is a spiritual movement that was created by Austrian esotericist Rudolf Steiner, a “Science of the Spirit.”
While having some varying styles, most anthroposophical artwork (at least that I’ve seen) tends to have a similar look. You’ll find a lot of watercolor and pastels of flowing colors and figures. There is a feeling that comes with it, and I can see the “anthroposophical feeling” in the art. My digital paintings above in their own way can tie into this, but I really wanted to bring in my own style that was already in place with my other art. It is ultimately an exploration and continual, growing expression of my spiritual inner world where anthroposophy has a major part.
The Formations began with an arrangement of colors and shapes and I allowed the images to take on the eventual form. Arising was a kind “Divine Sophia” figure creating and weaving into a world with a feeling for the cosmic, starry atmosphere.
The Light of Advent has another “Divine Sophia” figure. This was made around the Christmas season, and has to do with spiritual preparation during Advent, and the elements of meditations one can undertake during that time.