Friday, November 19, 2010
This is my first acrylic painting on canvas. It is 16 x 20" and entitled "Transformation and Acceptance." It displays a plethora of emotions that I have been tapping into while relentlessly working on my personal evolution. Anger, frustration, jealousy, dependence, control, fear, hatred, depression, resolve, understanding, joy, acceptance, surrender, love, impermanence... It is through this process- of tapping into a higher sense of self and allowing myself to create from that spot, that I can really let go and transform.
It all starts here. The piece was created with various kinds of acrylic paint while using a dry brush technique. (I mixed no water with the paint.)
I have come to learn that no matter how hard it is to go into the dark parts of our selves, you can never really know how good the sun feels until you agree to go all in.
These images have been popping up time and again in my work. I call them "Spirit People" and in this instance, they are representing me through all the different stages of my transformation. (With more yet to come.) The most prominent one is representing my current stage, ages 40-50.
I wonder whose face this is?
There are three things written in this piece. Across the top it says, "You are stronger than it." Golden words of advice from my friend Jim Donovan. Down the right side it says, "You can't roll back." Along the bottom is a Sanskrit mantra - "Om Droom Soha Om Amri te Ayer Da Dey So-ha." It is a mantra for breaking patterns and for releasing old karma.
I will be placing this piece for sale on Etsy - if you are interested, I highly suggest contacting me ASAP. It's going to be worth a fortune someday. :o)