Carl Jung's process of Individuation, and the Anima

Study For a Flase Anima 1:4, oil on paper with photographic element

Study For a Flase Anima 1:4, oil on paper with photographic element

The Anima

In Carl Jung’s ‘Man and His Symbols’, the author writes about the ‘process of individuation’. This process involves analysing one’s own dreams and understanding the symbols within those dreams as a way of gaining a deeper understanding of the self....

Study For False Anima 2:2, oil on paper with photographic element

Study For False Anima 2:2, oil on paper with photographic element

...A recurring presence in all our dreams is the Anima. For a male, the Anima presents itself as a female and, for a female, the reverse is true. According to Jung, the Anima can be our greatest ally when it comes to accessing the subconscious. She is a guide, a mediator (for example in Dante’s Paradiso, this is the role of Beatrice). She can also have a detrimental effect if not understood or recognised (as in the film Orphee, where Orpheus is led to his death by a lethal anima)...

Study For False Anima 1:6, oil and graphite on paper with photographic element

Study For False Anima 1:6, oil and graphite on paper with photographic element

...This particular theory surrounding duality has inspired Lee’s research and pushed his take on portraiture in a fresh direction. By bringing photography into the realm of contemporary painting, Lee synthesises two mediums that, historically and culturally both link to portraiture (In this case, more specifically, self-portraiture)....

Study For Anima 1:1, oil on paper with photographic element

Study For Anima 1:1, oil on paper with photographic element

study for false anima 1:5, oil on paper with photographic element

study for false anima 1:5, oil on paper with photographic element

Study For False Anima 1:2, oil on paper with photographic element

Study For False Anima 1:2, oil on paper with photographic element

Study For False Anima 1:7, oil on paper with photographic element

Study For False Anima 1:7, oil on paper with photographic element

Study For False Anima 1:3, oil on paper with photographic element

Study For False Anima 1:3, oil on paper with photographic element

Study For False Anima 2:1, oil on paper qith photographiv element

Study For False Anima 2:1, oil on paper qith photographiv element