As I closed the door behind me from my art studio, I also closed the door spiritually from traveling. Having neither a plan nor idea what I was going to create, I began to measure and cut pieces of canvas from the roll I had previously bought. Soon, the widest wall in the studio was completely covered with random cut sizes of canvas.
“I see that my mural painting conditioning is not going to be that easy to shake off,” I thought as I stepped back and looked at the wall.
I grabbed an empty garden pump sprayer and filled it with diluted brown paint. Gave it several pumps till I felt the bottle filled with air and tension. The first thing that came to me was raw expression. It felt as if I was blessing the canvases. Each stroke left a splatter of dripping paint behind. Slowly my focus went from the general to the specific and I began to narrow the sprayer’s fan. There was now circles’ being painted on each canvas. Each piece was its own portal and they all welcomed me to submerge myself within it.
Each day the portals were open, I would go inside and explore. There was both light and darkness available to me. What I learned being in those portals was that they are both powerful and beautiful. Each one contains the lessons and information you need at that moment. The only requirement is that you must be clear minded so you can gather and translate the given message.
“It is a spiritual equinox,” Bunnee said, while she visited me in the studio with our two daughters. “It is an equal amount of light and darkness at this moment in time,” she continued. I smiled at her from ear to ear mesmerized by her words.
I showed the pieces to a few of my close friends in my home then a few days later I exhibited them in Los Angeles. People would ask me, “What are these pieces about?”
I would simply answer that the pieces where about accepting both your light and dark. Which is true, they are about that but it is not till I brought them back home that by chance, I placed them all on the floor. Like a puzzle the story began to unfold further and deeper. The information and the story were clear as day and night.
“Bunnee, do you see it?” I asked her with excitement in my voice. I then continued, “Its like you shared with me previously while we both worked in the garden, Everything Starts as a Flower!”
I then continued to describe the story from the bottom to the top as the paintings expressed it, “From the earth, to the moon and the reflecting sun to woman and child to then transcending to the celestial,” I paused.
“Everything starts AND ends as a flower.” I said with my eyes wide open with self discovery.
NOTE: This collection is currently showing at La Bodega Gallery in Barrio Logan San Diego, CA till June 30th, 2015.