From nowhere? De profundis?

The pictures I am showing on this site have been "produced" at various periods since 1968. These tableaus were all "received" by me under very high inner pressure. And just a word about me: My name is David Safier. I was born and grew up in Pennsylvania (USA) but have been living in Paris, France, since 1967 where I have been working as a psychotherapist for many years.
Both unexpected and unpredictable, the images you are going to see are the result of a welling-up of graphic expressions whose forms and colors seem anything but arbitrary. Yet, where do they come from and what, if any, is their purpose?
I have decided that I would like to share some of these pictures and ask you for impressions, associations and thoughts if you are so inclined.
I would like to add that I've never had any "artistic" training nor do I have any particular conscious ability in this area. I can only say that these pictures have come and I have been "led" to discover whatever media is necessary at a given time just as the images and colors come up and out on their own. Further, I would like this site to be an evolving one. In other words, more pictures will be added as time goes on.
The pictures shown at present are drawn from well over 17,000 produced during the periods: 1968-1970, 1982-1987, 1995-1996, 1999 and Dec. 2002 to the present (January 2008 and still counting).
One last note: I am aware that these colored images can sometimes be compared with recognized forms such as Australian Aboriginal art, "art brut" produced usually by the "insane", as well as so-called primitive, nave, folk or even pre-columbian art forms found in diverse parts of the world. Some may also resemble sacred, archetypal productions found in India, Tibet, etc.

However, I do claim that I have done no copying and none of these is "inspired" by any of these traditions. So, now it's up to you to see if you have any comments, impressions or questions.

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