Model of the Unconscious

The depth psychology magazine Depth Insights

published a guided tour of "Model of the Unconscious"








Model of the Unconscious

welded steel, mixed media

ht.: 28 in. / 71cm


A working model of the personal unconscious as described in the work of pioneering psychologist Carl Jung comes alive.


Studying Jung for most of my adult life, I needed a way to envision the workings of the psyche. This project allowed me to do so. It is both accurate (as I understand the functions) and tougue-in-cheek (there is not a real "Dreamer's Cabinet of Wonders", but we all know the effect.)


I insisted on the battered, rusted quality which speaks of the ancient , well-used design. Although parts seem very fragile, the major structures are vey solid. I feel the metaphor is apt. The whole work makes for long, curious study.




Gallery of Archetypes

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The Gallery of Engaged Archetypes can only be seen in the reflections of two spinning wheels of mirrors; one light, the other dark.


The "Dreamer's Cabinet of Wonders" is crammed with dream props.


All the parts have an identified psychic purpose.



Timeless art for troubled times



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