In this mudra, the thumb and index finger touch as if picking up a very tiny object, such as a grain of truth. This is a symbol for spiritual understanding.
We all have decisions to make, large and small, day in and day out. Some of the choices that we make don’t affect us very much at all. But some have a much bigger impact and then we have to live with the consequences. Good or bad, and whether or not we actually got our intended result.
Even when we get what we think we want, living with some choices can be difficult. We can feel overwhelmed. This piece is meant to illustrate that feeling. A figure near a window with a shadow of bars cast across her body. A shadow, so not trapped for all time, just a fleeting moment of being closed in.
Drawing for the next painting. The idea for this one is my “interpretation” of Spring. When it finally starts to get warm, I tend to want to spend as much time in the sun as possible. A bit like a cat napping in a warm patch. The image is of a figure lounging in the dappled shade of a tree, so I hope to be able to show the wonderful contrast of the sun and shadows playing across her face.
A new drawing continuing the concept of year-long project using the changing seasons as a vehicle and as a unifying theme. The first thought that comes into my mind when thinking of summer is kids playing in the water. I will re-visit “Summer” in another image I’m sure, but I couldn’t resist this one.
This concept is of an individual’s search for the Divine, or Deity. They are reaching for the light, straining but can’t quite reach it.
This idea is to show the theological concept of Immanence of Deity. In many spiritual traditions the belief is that deity or the divine can be found within the individual. I want to try to show that the light is coming from within, and is the only light source.