Paintings by Wilma Carson (née McWatters): thumbnail index
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UntitledHR55_05 thumbnail
Oil on board

photograph reference: HR55-05
UntitledHR55_09 thumbnail
Oil on board

photograph reference: HR55-09
UntitledHR55_07 thumbnail
Oil on board

photograph reference: HR55-07
UntitledHR55_04 thumbnail
Oil on board

photograph reference: HR55-04
KatabasisGR68_02 thumbnailFalling
back and down
down the well
into the waters
waters of the womb
womb of the mind
sinking
shrinking
shriek
Bab-Apsu, waters of chaos.
1973
Woodcut
3.75" W x 9" H, 95mm W x 229mm H

photograph reference: GR68-02
CrucifixionHR55_11 thumbnailTree of death
Tree of life
mark the Tree with blood
the shadow passes over
piercing the Centre with the still point
the membrane torn in two
anguish of separation
1974
Oil on board

photograph reference: HR55-11
UntitledGR69_02 thumbnailMajestic Tree
symbol of Life
probing heaven and hell
entwined
squeezed from the centre
on virgin white
March 1974
Gouache
12.5" W x 20" H, 318mm W x 508mm H

photograph reference: GR69-02
UntitledGR69_06 thumbnailFrail skeleton encased in snow
winterís silent night
fear and danger in the depths
splintering ice and thorns that tear
pupae and
tubers
nestle in bands of clay
protected
March 1974
Gouache
12.5" W x 20" H, 318mm W x 508mm H

photograph reference: GR69-06
UntitledGR69_07 thumbnailCircles of light
shimmering
hovering and transfixing
the Knower and the Unknown
in the teeming sea of the womb
womb of the mind
May 1974
Gouache
11" W x 14" H, 279mm W x 356mm H

photograph reference: GR69-07
UntitledGR69_05 thumbnailShell of irridescent white
breathing in and sighing out
slipping down the spiral
down the spiral of the shell
speeding with the inflow
holding fast against the tide
time for union
time to die
home returning
to the Centre
July 1974
Gouache
21" W x 13" H, 533mm W x 330mm H

photograph reference: GR69-05
UntitledGR69_04 thumbnailTree of Light
blasts defences
shatters with the force of love
fear revealed
desire revealed
cups of victory gold and pink
catching pain
transforming
tears to form a perfumed halo round the soul
September 1974
Gouache
20" W x 13" H, 508mm W x 330mm H

photograph reference: GR69-04
UntitledGR69_01 thumbnailBarbed and deadly
seething red
angry serpents brand the belly
in the belly of the whale
October 1974 to February 1975
Gouache
19" W x 11.5" H, 483mm W x 292mm H

photograph reference: GR69-01
UntitledGR69_11 thumbnailIn the high place
home
among the Cloud
Light and Darkest Night
come
or go
along the Four Rivers
maze of tears
drops of blood
April 1975 to May 1975
Gouache
22" W x 19.5" H, 559mm W x 495mm H

photograph reference: GR69-11
UntitledGR68_07 thumbnailMortal seeking immortality
in the centre of the Pyramid
sealed with treasures
which are robbed
out in the desert
July 1975
Gouache
9" W x 10" H, 229mm W x 254mm H

photograph reference: GR68-07
UntitledGR68_05 thumbnailHope comes
like a star
from the depths it comes
a point which sprouts
but how
August 1975
Gouache
9" W x 10" H, 229mm W x 254mm H

photograph reference: GR68-05
UntitledGR68_06 thumbnailOut in the desert
in the place of bones
renewal comes
in hidden places
stirring
splits the outer casings
sets the prisoner free
begin
the confinement is ended
April 1976
Gouache
10" W x 9" H, 254mm W x 229mm H
Similar, larger, work on GR66-2 & GR67-12

photograph reference: GR68-06
UntitledGR66_02 thumbnail
Acrylic on canvas
Similar, smaller, work on GR68-06

photograph reference: GR66-02
UntitledGR68_08 thumbnailMaze in the depth
neither square or circle
seeking exit
seeking entrance
with wings to freedom,
to life
January 1977
Gouache
9" W x 9" H, 229mm W x 229mm H

photograph reference: GR68-08
UntitledGR68_10 thumbnaila Sacred Thorn has grown
budding with flowers
tossed in the turbulence of Spring
two golden birds beneath the bough
shelter and prepare their nest
March 1977 to September 1977
Gouache
10" W x 11" H, 254mm W x 279mm H

photograph reference: GR68-10
UntitledGR68_04 thumbnailAngel of the Centre
confronts
in the dark icy wastes
where the land is stripped bare
there is no hiding place
September 1977
Gouache
7" W x 10" H, 178mm W x 254mm H

photograph reference: GR68-04
UntitledGR69_09 thumbnailBud of the past
seed of the future
seed of the past
bud of the future
spiral flower of the present.
November 1977
Gouache
14" W x 17" H, 356mm W x 432mm H

photograph reference: GR69-09
UntitledGR68_11 thumbnailChrysanthemum
flower of gold
turning wheel
of petal drops
casting, shedding
in the circulating air
January 1978
Gouache
9" W x 12" H, 229mm W x 305mm H

photograph reference: GR68-11
UntitledGR66_10 thumbnailreflections in the glass
left to right
top to bottom
down down
breaking down
breaking up
breaking into shrieks of laughter
masks which scare and terrify
April 1980
Acrylic on canvas
30" W x 20" H, 762mm W x 508mm H

photograph reference: GR66-10
UntitledGR66_07 thumbnailIn the garden of Contemplation
sand raked in circles, spirals, lines
time grows four paeonies
set as precious stones
in silver waters
April 1981
Acrylic on canvas
reworked 1987

photograph reference: GR66-07
YuccaGR66_05 thumbnail
1981
Acrylic on canvas

photograph reference: GR66-05
UntitledGR69_10 thumbnailWhere two valleys meet
high in the bone hills
there lies a deep lake
an oasis
here an ordered city is
of twinkling lights
and cultivated fields
May 1981
Gouache
16" W x 14" H, 406mm W x 356mm H

photograph reference: GR69-10
UntitledGR69_12 thumbnail
1981

photograph reference: GR69-12
UntitledGR68_12 thumbnail
photograph reference: GR68-12
CyclamenGR66_12 thumbnail
1982
Acrylic on canvas

photograph reference: GR66-12
UntitledGR68_01 thumbnailInterwoven Tree of Life
receptacle for the glass of illumination
March 1982
Gouache
4.5" W x 7" H, 114mm W x 178mm H

photograph reference: GR68-01
UntitledHR36_12 thumbnailrod of rushes in a summer pool
woven with a fence of sticks
and pithy water grass
pink with creamy brown terrazzo
edge the ancient waterís green
staring eyes of fish that linger
gold transparent
on the surface of the deep
petals flame to light their treasure
in the Garden briefly
June 1982
Gouache
30" W x 24" H, 762mm W x 610mm H

photograph reference: HR36-12
UntitledHR36_05 thumbnail
December 1982
Design for an enamel panel

photograph reference: HR36-05
UntitledHR36_07 thumbnailtongues of flaming stamens
stream from the standard
of the globe flower
June 1983
Gouache
8.5" W x 9" H, 216mm W x 229mm H

photograph reference: HR36-07
UntitledHR36_11 thumbnailsparks escaping
furnace blazing
white with heat
and light producing
steam condensing into water
rivulets
March 1984
Gouache
20" W x 22" H, 508mm W x 559mm H

photograph reference: HR36-11
UntitledHR36_10 thumbnaililluminated banner
tasseled with flames of gold
angel of joy
shimmering mandala
communion with the Light
July 1984
Gouache & tablet gold

photograph reference: HR36-10
UntitledIR33_13 thumbnailfoursquare interlocking
at the centre
patchwork tipped with gold
union of opposites
eternal life and everlasting rest
September 1984
Gouache & tablet gold
4" W x 4" H, 102mm W x 102mm H

photograph reference: IR33-13
UntitledHR54_01 thumbnailthrough the gateway eagerly
into pastures new
the spirit waters
with dark renewal
coming from the source
October 1985
Gouache
12" W x 20" H, 305mm W x 508mm H

photograph reference: HR54-01
UntitledIR33_15 thumbnail
Counted-stich embroidery on canvas
Cushion cover

photograph reference: IR33-15
UntitledIR33_17 thumbnail
Counted-stich embroidery on canvas
Cushion cover

photograph reference: IR33-17
UntitledHR55_01 thumbnail
photograph reference: HR55-01
UntitledHR55_15 thumbnail
September 1986

photograph reference: HR55-15
UntitledHR54_17 thumbnailflashes of gold from the dark centre
splintered sections
expanding and contracting
uniting shattering
kaleidoscope
April 1987
Gouache & gold leaf
7" W x 7" H, 178mm W x 178mm H

photograph reference: HR54-17
UntitledHR54_19 thumbnailGolden circle
hub of the whole
static and dynamic
still centre for the outer maze
May 1987
Gouache & gold leaf
4" W x 4" H, 102mm W x 102mm H

photograph reference: HR54-19
UntitledHR54_03 thumbnaileternal dance round the centre
always the same always changing
the circle is
the point is
the cross is
the mandala
October 1987
Watercolour & gouache
18" W x 18" H, 457mm W x 457mm H
18" diameter

photograph reference: HR54-03
UntitledHR54_15 thumbnailIn the garden of Contemplation
sand raked in circles,spirals,lines
time grows four paeonies
set as precious stones
in silver waters
1987
Gouache
11" W x 8" H, 279mm W x 203mm H
Reworked from April 1981 version

photograph reference: HR54-15
Nothing - full stopHR54_13 thumbnailInner silence
emptied
waiting
turned to the centre
waiting for the master
No thing
everything
October 1988
Gouache
10" W x 10" H, 254mm W x 254mm H
14 October 1987 - eve of 46th birthday

photograph reference: HR54-13
Untitled piecework (quilt)HR55_13 thumbnail
photograph reference: HR55-13
UntitledIR33_02 thumbnailpainted roundelay
unifying quarters, halves and wholes
then, cleansed with water
it is washed away
colours streaming
faint stains remain
to form a new design
not round
but coiling from the centre
and returning
in communion
1991 to 1992
Gouache & water colour

photograph reference: IR33-02
Noah and the AnimalsDSCN0800 thumbnail
January 1995
Lino-print on hand-made Japanese paper
15.5" W x 16" H, 394mm W x 406mm H
Shown at CGA Exhibition, Gardens Gallery, July 2007

photograph reference: DSCN0800.JPG
Cloud of UnknowingIR58_13 thumbnail
February 1997

photograph reference: IR58-13
The Fig TreeIR58_11 thumbnail
September 1998

photograph reference: IR58-11
Inner OracleIR58_09 thumbnailIn the Bower
The Inner Oracle
Says
Come home
April 1999

photograph reference: IR58-09
Orange Harvest Seeds / AutumnIR58_05 thumbnail
Acrylic on canvas
12" W x 10" H, 305mm W x 254mm H
Submitted for Cheltenham Group of Artists application November 2002

photograph reference: IR58-05
SpringIR58_01 thumbnail
Acrylic on canvas
12" W x 10" H, 305mm W x 254mm H

photograph reference: IR58-01
SummerIR58_03 thumbnail
Acrylic on canvas
12" W x 10" H, 305mm W x 254mm H

photograph reference: IR58-03
WinterIR58_07 thumbnail
Acrylic on canvas
12" W x 10" H, 305mm W x 254mm H

photograph reference: IR58-07
Shapes with ArrowH82_16A thumbnail
Acrylic on canvas
22" W x 22" H, 559mm W x 559mm H

photograph reference: H82-16A
Yellow SquareH82_10A thumbnail
Acrylic on canvas
22" W x 22" H, 559mm W x 559mm H

photograph reference: H82-10A
Magenta and BlueH82_13A thumbnail
Acrylic on canvas
22" W x 22" H, 559mm W x 559mm H

photograph reference: H82-13A
Dots 1H82_4A thumbnail
Acrylic on canvas
30" W x 30" H, 762mm W x 762mm H

photograph reference: H82-4A
Dots 2H82_1A thumbnail
Acrylic on canvas
30" W x 30" H, 762mm W x 762mm H

photograph reference: H82-1A
Dots 3H82_7A thumbnail
Acrylic on canvas
30" W x 30" H, 762mm W x 762mm H

photograph reference: H82-7A
Garden of EdenIR75_49 thumbnail
2006
Acrylic on canvas
27.5" W x 27.5" H, 699mm W x 699mm H
Submitted for Cheltenham Group of Artists Open Exhibition July 2006

photograph reference: IR75-49
Green Pastures / Eagle on CactusH82_19A thumbnail
Acrylic on canvas
22" W x 22" H, 559mm W x 559mm H

photograph reference: H82-19A
Spiritual JourneyH82_22A thumbnail
Acrylic on canvas

photograph reference: H82-22A



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