The Cloud of Unknowing



“Be courageous enough to surrender to the realm of “unknowing” and glimpse the nature of Spirit.”

The Cloud of Unknowing was inspired by an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in the latter half of the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer. The underlying message of this work suggests that the way to know God is to abandon consideration of God’s particular activities and attributes and be courageous enough to surrender one’s mind and ego to the realm of “unknowing”, at which point one may begin to glimpse the nature of God.

Soft and silent like a prayer

“The Cloud of Unknowing”
Raw Pigment, Acrylic and crayon on Textured Canvas
160cm H x180cm W

Commissions welcome


The Joyful Artist