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Jaq Belcher
updated: 11/27/2010
website: www.jaqbelcher.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Shifting
Goddess
Tribeless, concentric (detail)
3,427 moments of time
Communing
Maya (detail)
3600 Prayer seeds
Completion
contained/home
Metatrons cube
Bhakti
Solace exhibited at the Hunterdon Museum, Clinton NJ
Offering (detail)
Spiral Nine
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, geometric, meditative, spiritual, repetition, process, organic, nature, conceptual, obsessive
 
 
Shifting by Jaq Belcher
Shifting
hand cut paper
2006
30" x  30" 
Goddess by Jaq Belcher
Goddess
hand cut paper and acrylic
2005
25" x  25" 
Tribeless, concentric (detail) by Jaq Belcher
Tribeless, concentric (detail)
hand cut paper
2005
50" x  38" 
3,427 moments of time by Jaq Belcher
3,427 moments of time
hand cut paper
2005
51" x  9"  x 9" 
Communing by Jaq Belcher
Communing
hand cut paper
2005
20" x  20" 
Maya (detail) by Jaq Belcher
Maya (detail)
hand cut paper
2004
Dimensions variable
3600 Prayer seeds by Jaq Belcher
3600 Prayer seeds
hand cut paper
2007
38" x  60" 
Completion by Jaq Belcher
Completion
hand cut paper
2007
40" x  40" 
contained/home by Jaq Belcher
contained/home
hand cut paper 2763 cuts
2009
24" x  24" 
Metatrons cube by Jaq Belcher
Metatrons cube
hand cut paper
2009
12" x  12" 
Bhakti by Jaq Belcher
Bhakti
hand cut paper 6581 cuts
2008/9
36" x  36" 
Solace exhibited at the Hunterdon Museum, Clinton NJ by Jaq Belcher
Solace exhibited at the Hunterdon Museum, Clinton NJ
hand cut paper, 7164 cuts plus 14,486 seeds in the floor piece
2009
Dimensions variable
Offering (detail) by Jaq Belcher
Offering (detail)
hand cut paper 9262 cuts
2010
44" x  40" 
Spiral Nine by Jaq Belcher
Spiral Nine
hand cut paper
2010
30" x  30" 

Artist Statement

Essentially these works are tangible meditations. They are process orientated and derived from the Hindu tradition of Japa, the repetition of a mantra. The process relies on a repetitive single point of concentration which allows access to inner space and stillness.  Focusing on the breath transforms a time-bound process into one of timelessness. This imprints an energy in the work that encourages contemplation and invites the viewer to go within.

These works are always white. White holds a yang energy and is expansive; it represents purity and is considered a revealer of truth.   Lighting is important to the pieces as it affects how the works are “seen”.  In natural light some allow a full but subtle spectrum of the rainbow to be witnessed, while others create a depth in shadow that can transcend a simple sheet of paper.

The use of sacred shapes, geometrical ratios and subtle energy patterns enable the works to resonate, vibrate and energetically affect the space they occupy. The seed or “mantra” is derived from the intersection of two circles, a symbol of spirit, which creates the sacred geometrical Vesica Pisces. As a point of concentration it is a space which holds infinite possibilities.

 

Artist Bio / CV

 

Please see website for resume www.jaqbelcher.com