Metanoia / by J B Wiskey

Very soon after I began to paint, and the large early paintings of Icsius and Traele began to emerge, I had a vision of a set of vast paintings that I wished, and very much needed to paint. Comprised of eight large galleries that would take viewers through an intense inner journey.

As I developed as an artist and as a young man on a spiritual journey, I continued to nurture my vision and at some point came across an ancient Greek word; Metanoia/μετάνοια, which describes a spiritual transformation through changing the way one thinks. Not a change of opinion, but a radical alteration of how one thinks. To not use the habitual way of mental thinking, but to think with the heart. A form of repentance in the original meaning of that word.

In order to make these paintings, which will be larger than Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, I will need a much larger space to work in than I presently have, and I estimate it might take between 5 and 10 years to paint them.

I am currently working on the preparatory drawings.