Chaos © 2021 16 x 20 inches, acrylic on canvas. Price available upon request. "From a psychological perspective, chaos occurs whenever there is a disruption to our belief system that deconstructs our identity. Chaos causes us to question who we are, why we are here and what our relationship to the cosmos is. This disintegration can happen through trauma, spiritual emergency, sudden loss, or a violation of the natural order of things. Chaos intensifies when we are forced to endure the unendurable alone, when the illusion of separation isolates us from the support and comfort of others. Chaos can be personal and collective, the gatekeeper to the threshold where two divergent realities collide. Chaos is a constant challenge to a settled shared reality as well as a state of chronic collapse and breakdown. Chaos is often the precursor to great creativity and renewal, hence its essential role in the process of evolutionary change."