Tails of Shahrazad  

Tails of Shahrazad from The Arabian Nights, 1001 NightsThese are the stories that saved the life of Shahrazad, who’s husband–the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriageBeginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending. After 1001 nights, her life was spared forever.Many of these stories have weaved their way into our culture. “Sinbad the Sailor”, “Ali Baba ad the Forty Thieves”, “The Fisherman and the Genie” are just a few to mention. In this body of work, Shahrazad finds inspiration in a wise old soul who happened to be embodied as a cat.Together they change the course of history and birth “The Tails of Shahrazad.

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Through the Eyes of an Ancient Portal 

The reasons for making these paintings are multi-faceted. First the desire alone, the passion I felt to remake certain inner themes. However passion is motivating, but it’s not enough. The idea of transformation is what allows for the new energy to take hold. Ancient concepts bask in contemporary views. In this way, transformation can now begin to take new shape represented here with the symbology of the old being replaced by the new, guided by the Higher Self. All of which we are asked to be in the process of self-empowerment as we walk the path, ascending to greater awareness to that which is ourself. 

The Divine Self, becoming the God Self.“Through the Eyes of an Ancient Portal” oil on canvas 6 paintings with encaustics 48″ high approx 70″ across  sold as set $12,000.

The first canvas is speaking about love in a family sense. Love that is shared, honored, respected. Within the act of creation, offsprings nourish springing forth from that love. Growth is abundant.A time of pause, reflection and redirection. In this way conditional love for all, no one is muted. By looking into the eyes of each other we see ourselves.  In the time of Akhenaten, he created a threshold of full expression. Prior to this time we do not see love shown in art in this way. For example. Nefertiti, the wife of Akhenaten is shown here embraced in a kiss which is the first time in history husband and wife are shown as equals. When Akhenaten moved his temple from Thebes to Karnak, it was not a pleasant move back in the day. In my version its a happy occasion with people celebrating riding on the backs of lions. Seeking a new life, balance, new ideas of worship, Isis and the symbol of renewed life is shown by the lotus.

A time of pause, reflection and redirection. In this way conditional love for all, no one is muted.
By looking into the eyes of each other we see each other.  In the time of Akhenaten, he created a threshold of full expression. Prior to this time we do not see love shown in art in this way. For example. Nefertiti, the wife of Akhenaten is shown here embraced in a kiss which is the first time in history husband and wife are shown as equals.

In canvas 4&5 transformation again takes place represented here with the symbology of the old being replaced by the new, guided by the higher self. The once stiff composition now aligns to full movement  as we see a female figure holding the golden “8” in her hand. She has her power now. New birth, new life supports this as we see in the lower part of the painting, trees birthed from legs. Being reborn given a second chance in life, when in truth we have this opportunity daily. To start over, to walk anew.

The last painting, canvas#6, this I call ascension. In healing, forgiving and ultimately being in a state of unconditional love we are ready to embrace more of “All That Is”. Here I paint a staircase in which the viewer is welcomed to walk up in sense, to be greeted by love.  Carefully chosen words, writings of love. I painted each hieroglyphic that spanned over several months to express the love of Soul and Spirit.In a way I feel as though I have finished a body of work that I started so very long ago thus changing the course of my own inner story.

  It is my greatest desire that viewers see something in themselves in these paintings. A myriad of emotions, sensations can be applied in creating ones own story of transformation. What are the energies of ones family life? What are the energies of finding a new home? When do we allow pausing and meditation into our lives? How do we express love, covert or extravert, where, how does our empowerment unfold and how do we see and experience ascension? I have shared  ideas in this body of work of how I created peace in my life “Through the Eyes of An Ancient Portal”. I hope that others see something in themselves that sets them free, encourages growth. And most importantly for each Being that views my work I hope the love that I poured into each painting is felt. May you find your own peace. It can be a  step forward in creating peace on Earth. And most importantly may you know you are loved.

 

In my work as a healer I work with clients in a myriad of ways with the idea of shifting energy. These energies are the ones that are no longer in operation per see but what are still being carried around. In this body of work, my focus was to create, paint much like a visual diary. We are all ready at some time to Move On. The paintings start small, with each shifting of energy the color palette changes as does the canvas size. I chose to work with the idea of a house as that represents in this series as what we are intimate with. In painting #1 we see a female that is trapped and or has out grown the current situation. In painting #2 the figure has moved out of the given situation, but still her eyes are closed. In painting #3 we see a sense of Spirit acting as Guide with movement taking place, a willingness to leave the former reality. In painting #4 first feelings and sensations of growing, healing, self love and passion returning to self. In painting #5 this is where the transformation now begins. Darker energies transform into colors, the heart chakra is shown on the main figure with the idea of pink and green as this is the healer now working with inner selves. In painting #6 moving towards freedom, she has her hand on the house, she’s got a handle on it. In painting #7 Feelings of being lifted by love and in the last painting she is now on top of it all. Total freedom and connection with the Light. I have named this series Movin On. Sold as a set $10,000.