A symbolical journey
Wilna’s symbolical journey within the Jungian framework portrays inner images as active imagination and art, through the medium of oil and also in writing.
She views the creative space as the sacred space between psyche and reality, and the canvas as a living mirror, relaying meaningful truth.
The Old Woman and the Moon
The 2016 exhibition at the Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, included work spanning 25 years of inner life in image, and was opened by Amanda Botha, Capetonian art journalist and writer. The exhibition coincided with the annual Africa Day celebrations at the University of Cape Town.
Carl Jung says in Memories, Dreams, Reflections p.340:
The need for mythic statements is satisfied when we frame a view of the world which adequately explains the meaning of human existence in the cosmos, a view which springs from our psychic wholeness, from the co-operation between conscious and unconscious. Meaninglessness inhibits fullness of life and is therefore equivalent to illness. Meaning makes a great many things endurable – perhaps everything.