She is One- Oils-HA! 2018- 24″ x 18″ x 2″- museum quality thick canvas-ready to hang, painted sides, needs no frame
This painting is a vision work. I meditate daily and images come into my mind so vividly, that I have to paint them out. In this vision I was seeking silence with a racing mind, a mind distracted by chronic, constant pain. I was looking for a way to make it all, just stop, for a moment. The landscape came first, the skyscraper clouds and verdant field. The mountains said they would lend a steady heartbeat. It was serene. It was empty of human presence. I awoke the next day and decided to focus on the painting during my meditation. Transported into the soft landscape. I was given earth medicine while I was there. I could see the waves of grasses, lifting their essence into the slight breeze. Landing on me with butterfly kisses. The Mountains, sturdy and in the distance, lent their energy, the energy of what is. It is what it is, mountains rise and crumble, only to rise again. The clouds said, give it to me and I’ll take it away for a while. Inside the lofty clouds, they worked hard and blessed me with healing rain. Taking the pain and washing it, with pure love and offering it to the whole of the moment.
Just as Divinity descends in a certain manner,
to the extent that one communicates with Nature,
so one ascends to Divinity through Nature,
just as by means of a life resplendent in natural things
one rises to the life that presides over them.
When I came back into my body, I felt refreshed and reinvigorated.
I painted the vision.
Now, she is one.