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“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”
C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

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I work with light and darkness as a visual artist, and I work with spiritual light and darkness in the human psyche as a psychoanalyst. As a fine art photographer I have been studying light and its effects for many years – particularly black and white photography, which is about light and its complement, darkness. I love light rushing into and juxtaposing itself with darkness. I love shadows contrasting with illumination. I love the contrast and drama of light wrestling with dark, invading the dark and challenging it. I love the ever-changing patterns of shadows opposing their twin structures of light. I love the power of light, its presence. When light meets dark, it has enormous energy. It rushes in, it fills the darkness, it takes over.

As a psychoanalyst I see a light begin to shine in the darkness of psyches that have been without hope, desperate, defeated. In my practice I see the light of hope, the light of freedom, the light of life come into human lives. Spiritual light radiates with contentment and joy. The task of psychoanalysis is to allow that light to make the invisible truth visible, and to push back the darkness.