Oil/Encaustic on Panel, 36” x 36”
Ltd Edition print
This painting began with the centerpiece painted from the brilliant underwater photography of Michael David Adams. As a scuba diver, his skill with a camera captivates me still. When the tragic terror events in Paris occurred, this painting became heart centered and emotional for me. I wondered as I painted, what can possibly help to teach peace in a divided and troubled world. I began with those words Teach Peace transcribed into Farsi. Since living in peace is a Universal desire, I felt moved on to include music, Mother Nature, science and amazing examples of beautiful street art. When I saw a photo of an underpass with the exquisite enormous calligraphy by Simon Silaidis, I loved the intersection of his message in obscure places: Take Me Higher. And it was perfect for this piece and continues to be relevant in our lives.
The imaginative architectural flying machine/creatures were included in this piece for obvious reasons, as Einstein said: ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution’. Dan Slavinsky, I toast your talent! You are a stunning architect/artist.
In this painting scattered amongst the now iconic Ernst Haeckel images is the ‘torus’, a graphic round energetic depiction of the field that emanates from our individual bodies, measurable and changeable depending on our emotions. When in a peaceful and loving state, this field expands and the opposite occurs when fearful or less constructive feelings prevail. Thus we affect one another all the time. And when alone, we support ourselves, our physical, emotional and mental systems. So the hearts that first made their appearance in my art and are here mending on the line are in a healing process! The more you (and I) look into these paintings, the more you see and the more they mean.