Of Sky and Earth Exhibit

Of Earth and Sky is a two-person exhibit by Stephen Linsteadt and Cindy Rinne at the Claremont Community Foundation. The exhibit is an exploration of the Jungian notion that our outer world is a reflection of our inner state. The intention of Stephen Linsteadts’ paintings is to stimulate conversation and awareness to a deeper inner connection…

Stephen Linsteadt paintings "Of Sky and Earth"

Of Sky and Earth

The alchemist’s motto “as above, so below” is most beautifully represented by sky and earth, particularly when they are reflected in water and appear to switch places. It was the art critic John Ruskin who pointed out that it is our habit to ignore the infinite vastness of sky. Instead, we tend to think of…

Drowning Nymphs in Paint

Drowning Nymphs in Paint Water nymphs lurking beneath pools of paint shape-shift into images of my paranoia and the foolishness of flesh. If my mind could glimpse my soul it would not return, mesmerized by the radiance of essence. Yet it remains vacant behind blobs of paint laid out on my disposable palette. Anticipation is…

Woman in Metaphor

Twenty-seven poets from around the world share their vision of the feminine spirit, inspired by the paintings of Stephen Linsteadt. Editor, Maria Elena B. Mahler has collected twenty-seven poems from twenty-seven accomplished, published, and award winning poets. She invited them to write a poem based on one of Stephen Linsteadt’s paintings; paintings he created over…