Hey ATS, some of you may remember a while back I had done some sketches and shown some of the progress leading up to this, well, after working on this
off and on for the last 8 months, I am pretty much finished- besides some touching up here and there-The painting is about 8X4 feet.
My story: I am 24 now and about a year ago I decided to take my artwork seriously, so I quit my job and started drawing and planning- eventually
stretching a massive canvas and going to town. So next week I am attending a workshop about the business of art at a local university, to see what the
next steps are regarding selling my work and making this a career. I will be sure to fill you all in with my progress. Please wish me luck/send me
your new age happy thoughts lol.
About the piece: (please feel free to ignore this and interpret this for yourself, or visit it after you have looked at the piece). This painting
represents the inward movement of consciousness and into the more spacious state of pure awareness. It is based on my interest and experience of
meditation, the philosophical teachings of Patanjali (see Yoga sutras of
the eyes- are meant to be confrontational, representing the 5 senses and their outward gasping of the world. Each eye is meant to convey some sense of
emotion different from the others. It is the 5 senses and the corresponding sensations which catalizes our ego and the driving desires that keep us
stuck in the limiting seperate self.
The center: The colours within the sphere in the center are reflections of the two energies of male and female, the sun and moon, or the ying and yang
if you prefer, they are synonymous with the left and right sides of the spine. The circle surrounding his head and the stars within them represent the
shushumna, the center channel of the spine. Another interpretation of this is the three layers of reality, or the three bodies we possess, the
physical (sun, yellow), the astral (moon, blue) and the causal(the vast sky). Basically this is an inward and then outward movement through the mind
and beyond the self.
Please offer any suggestions and comments good or bad I hope you all enjoy it.
And here are the original drawings
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