|"Goddess of Creation" |
36" x 48"/2010-11/acrylic on canvas
For the ancient Greeks, Creation was the child of Chronos and Ananke, or Time and Inevitability. Here she emerges from a cosmic egg, gently brandishing a lotus of divine inspiration in one hand while using the other to self-generate into physical form. She sings as she arrives, and a tiny perfect being, a delegate angel of the higher Self, materializes in her heart to witness in calm compassion.
As Shiva's corpse lays beneath his beloved wife Kali, so the artist rests his weary bones beneath the Goddess, leaving behind only humble instruments once used in devotion to her. The dewy forest will consume the rest; nourishment for the sacred place where She, blazing and vibrant, arrives from darkness and gives birth to darkness.