I painted this piece on wood in many, mostly translucent layers to give it a lot of depth and so that light would play off it as it plays off of mist over a waterfall. I chose wood as a substrate because it is in alignment with the nature and feel of the piece. I love circles and built the image using circles because of their profound symbolism: the circle represents wholeness, original perfection, the Self, the infinite, the sacred, eternity, timelessness and God (ie. 'God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere' - Hermes Trismegistus). In Chinese macrocosmic symbology, it expresses the shape of heaven and perfection as well as eternity. These themes are resonant with the overall theme of the piece. Overall, I painted this waterfall landscape to reflect the peace and serenity of that perfect place that mother earth holds for us all somewhere. Somewhere we feel safe, warm and held, as though we are back in the womb. A timeless, meditative space. No stress, no deadlines, no phones, no distractions...the ego is quiet and the mind still. The body, fully relaxed and at ease, bathes in the gentle sounds of flowing water, the soothing scent of mist and pure green earth and the sensation of pure comfort and truth. My aim with this piece is that viewers feel a sense of deep tranquility when viewing the painting, which is inspired by the incredible waterfalls on Kauai and in very special corners of British Columbia.
Acrylic on wood. (SOLD)
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