|#51 The Wyzened; Otherwyze Series|
This painting is one of my very favorite, entitled Wyzened, is a symbolic depiction of Phil's journey through and beyond the physical world. Read from the bottom up, it tells the story of the enlightened child, born with heightened gifts of guidance, and of the love he brought to the world through the masks he abandoned in exchange for transparency. It is a painting of deep introspection, purpose, love and enlightenment, all aspects of Phil's life. Filled with personal as well as archetypal symbolism this painting finishes with the depiction of a bearded wise man who embraced the lessons he came for and shared them by example; the Wyzened.