I begin each painting by putting strokes of paint on canvas or paper and then wait for the direction I hear from the voices in my head.
The Incarnation of Buddha
Process painting of Incarnation of Buddha. I changed this painting and still miss the 2nd incarnation yet I kept changing this and finally the Buddha face appeared. This is the process of life birth living and passing to spirit in my mind
Below is a piece I started and once I got into it, I realized it was Tali and Dinah. "To" appeared amidst the clothing of the dress beside little Tali. Note to the side of the Buddha's Hand is the letter Chai which means "to life" in Hebrew.I did not paint this in.
It was a blot that accidentally became this word. This image speaks of the brilliance and wisdom this child had with the owl as her companion and her mother who holds the weight of the world in her hands. The Buddha protects them and the bird above Dinah gives her wings to create her inner world on the canvas.
The Indigo Ladies of Hope
Every night I get messages as I fall asleep or wake. "Indigo child" came to me in the night and I heard the voice of children all speaking about how to save the world. This is the way I develop a painting from scratch. It begins with an abstract I do with a palette knife and then I take a day to let the images come to me. I find faces in the painting or I search around on the internet and an image will appear that resonates with me, These three children are of different ethnic backgrounds and cultures. I let the painting guide me and sometimes eliminate figures or faces as the work develops. Indigo children, according to a New Age concept, are children who are believed to possess special, unusual, and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities.
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