Many people ask how I create my merged images artwork. I call the process photosynthesis for lack of a better term. I am fascinated by nature, technology, and the energy that flows through me to create paintings. It's an involved process, but I enjoy the collaboration with technology and nature.
It is always good to get the root of the cause of a problem. Unfortunately, it never seems to be an easy task. In nature roots are mostly unseen, yet totally necessary to a healthy survival. I created this series to remind us of the power of getting to the root of a problem.
As a side note, there is a Native American legend that suggests all crows were white in color at one time until a disastrous fire happened then they became black in color.
The crows in the image are my friends. Occasionally you will see them in my artwork. I have a family of seven crows that hang out in my yard. Of course I give them treats, and they treat me by leaving smooth stones in the birdbath. If you did not know, most crows stay together in their family groups.
The vibrant red-orange painting below speaks to the root and sacral chakras. Yogis believe we have a chakra system in our bodies. The chakras are seven wheels of energy. The first chakra is the root chakra- when it's in balance you feel grounded and safe. The second chakra is the sacral chakra. It's functions include creativity and sexuality. This painting has a fiery, fearless, and grounding quality.
People see many different forms in my abstract paintings. I am always amazed what can come up visually for different people. Although, in the red-orange piece there are many who see a dancing woman with her arms in the air and a person kneeling in front of her playing a musical instrument, with a heart shaped form between them.
How do I get to the root of a problem? I find that meditation can be helpful, just sitting quietly can help me uncover or discover insights. Also, journaling has been very helpful. A simple piece of paper and pencil have helped me gain insights. I find when I write it helps me to see the bigger picture. When I write I just write, I don't worry about spelling, grammar...etc....
If you have found an effective way to excavate roots please share in the comments below. Prints of works in this series along with cloud dog (with or without the chakra illustration) are available in different sizes. Please contact me if you are interested as I have not opened my online shop yet.