In this new series, The Descent, I continue to explore my dreams while traveling deeper into my inner world. I have long been a fan of Dante’s poem, The Inferno, which speaks of the complicated geography of his emotional and psychological journey.

Equally influential were the writings of C.G. Jung on dreams and their symbols which greatly informed the creative expression in this series; the Inner Guides, the Archetypes, the Shadow, and especially The Goddesses have given me a richer understanding of the stages in the journey to the dark places of the soul.

Using collage as my guide, I aim to reveal this forbidden ground. By working with a variety of materials, treated and dyed papers, manipulated wine tops and vintage threads, I am able to weave my own visual landscape wherein lies the geography of my journey.

Sheila McInerney  The Descent collage on paper
The Luminous & Powerful
2016
collage on paper
30 x 36 inches
Sheila McInerney  The Descent collage on paper
Fright & Fury
2016
collage on paper
14 x16 1/2 inches

Sheila McInerney  The Descent collage on paper
The Way In Is the Way Out
2014
collage on paper
17 x 12 inches
Sheila McInerney  The Descent collage on paper
The Night Journey
2016
collage on paper
30 x 36 inches

Sheila McInerney  The Descent collage on paper
The Shape Shifters
2016
collage on paper
30 x 36 inches
Sheila McInerney  The Descent collage on paper
Endless Wonder
2016
collage on paper
30 x 36 inches

Sheila McInerney  The Descent collage on paper
The Veiled Goddess
2016
collage on paper
30 x 36 inches
Sheila McInerney  The Descent collage on paper
The Fierce Ancestors
2016
collage on paper
22 x 28 inches

Sheila McInerney  The Descent collage on paper
The First Crossing
2016
collage on paper
30 x 40 inches
Sheila McInerney  The Descent collage on paper
Surrender to the Mysteries
2016
collage on paper
22 x 28 inches

Sheila McInerney  The Descent collage on paper
Andromeda
2014
collage on paper
17 x 14 inches
Sheila McInerney  The Descent collage on paper
Weeping Flames
2014
collage on paper
14 x 16 1/2 inches

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