The unconscious, for Paul Brokken, is the place where truer mysteries reside. He tries to bring forth these forms and works at capturing the light that emanates from them. Something eternal exists here and encompasses much more than his ego could ever realize. It is from this place within him that – when allowed to – guides his actions and through his working of the canvas reveals itself. The process is a walk through the unknown and requires a losing of one’s habitual conventional reactions to the world. It is this search he tries to record with paint – the visions that transcend time and place and speak of the human psyche.