Denise Marts

Denise Marts

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The subject matter of my work as an artist is intimately related to my work as a theorist in the field of contemporary metapsychology. Modern metapsychology explores the archetypal process of creativity which operates universally in every human being. My work as an artist is a visible expression of the creative growth process defined by contemporary metapsychology. Twenty first century metapsychology contends that we are in the midst of a modern renaissance that, like the European rebirth which took its inspiration retrospectively from Greek philosophy, looks even further back to the blazing brilliance of Egyptian classicism for its reference point. Twenty first century metapsychology concurs with Carl Jung that modern consciousness has developed as a consequence of dissociation from a fundamental spiritual ground of human existence. It further suggests that twentieth century modernism, whose artistic roots are clearly linked to the European masters exposure to pre-modern, tribal indigenous art, reflected an initial, leading edge wave of a modern renaissance whose intent is to heal this dissociation. It is the metapsychological viewpoint that at the turn of the twenty-first century we are riding the leading edge of "the second wave" of the paradigm shift known as modernism set in motion at the turn of the last century by Freud, Jung, Picasso and Einstein. My work as a theorist in metapsychology is, in many ways, a contemporary restatement of Egyptian classicism, a process actually begun by Freud over one hundred years ago. Most people are unaware of Freud's interest in metapsychology and that major constructs of psychoanalytic theory mirror Egyptian concepts of genesis which Freud applied brilliantly to the sphere of human ontology in recognition of the truth of the Hermetic axiom, "as above so below". Freud was an avid collector of antiquities and the influence of Egyptian classicism upon his work is widely acknowledged among those familiar with that aspect of it. As far as my own work in metapsychology is concerned, the traditional scholarly approach to Egyptian classicism is insufficient as a means of study and interpretation due to the vast differences between modern and ancient Egyptian consciousness. The modern psyche cannot directly apprehend Egyptian thought due to a subjective reference point which is opposite that of the Egyptian. The modern psyche defines subjectivity as within the individual, the Egyptian psyche experienced it as without. My interpretive work therefore requires that I enter directly into the actual state of Egyptian consciousness, which still exists in the timeless, collective realms of human consciousness, and describe it in modern terms as best I can. Accessing this archaic realm of human awareness has involved a 30 year period of integrative psychotherapy that has employed, among other things, art as an excavation tool. My collected art works over this period reflect the various stages of the integrative process which has expressed itself variously in works mirroring European modernism, pre-modern, indigenous art and ultimately the Egyptian period. The purpose of my art is investigatory and motivated toward the specific end of accessing alternate and/or obscure states of human consciousness for the purpose of retrieving and reintroducing their conceptual contents into modernity at a time when they are highly relevant.