The 1st 2 arrived one after the other as a pair . This 1st one ' The song of connection ' started off very different , and was a real surprise in its final form, letting me know clearly when it wasn't right yet .. and then when it was finally finished , as paintings often do . The eyes in the hands are a reminder of Chenrezig , also known as Avalokiteshvara , the all-seeing buddhist god of compassion, who has 11 heads and 1,000 hands with 1.000 eyes , and therewith enough compassion for the whole world ..
I was told that the next one, a companion painting, was called ' The dance of connection ' and it came in quite quickly , then stalled for weeks while i worked on others , and finally was finished only this week .. and like those posted previously , it harks back to my vision quest day last year . There's no knowing quite when those experiences will bear more fruit , they pop back up and surprise you ..
And finally , this is what has become the third partner in this group of paintings. Although started last , it was completed between the other 2 . The initial drawing came from a shamanic journey and is part of the answer to a question about the wild juicy nature of creativity ! - soon afterwards i realised she was demanding that i develop her into a painting . She is called ' The Creatrix ' and also said to me 'You don't have like me ! ' ..