I woke up, got my coffee turned on the TV and the news was on. OMG!!! Has my (the US) country everr been in so much scandalous chaos? Yes there have been other presidents and parties that have riled things up, but this dangerous fiasco is appalling. Yes I changed the channel. I can't do this first thing in the morning. YIKES!!
So off to art. Yesterday I finished a gourd face that has been sitting on my table for a very long time. Cut, cleaned, and painted black. I never have a plan when I create, I almost always have a candle light and some sage or sweet grass burning off to the side and then I just start. When I started decorating this piece it fell together with all the circles. In my tribe the circle has many meanings but the most prominent meaning is symbolic of equality, where no person is better or more prominent than the next. Where each person can speak with acceptance and respect. A circle within a circle represents family ties, and protection. So when I was finished with this it all made sense to me with the climate of my country.
"Equality and Protection"
Painted gourd with horse hair, acrylic paints, wood beads and crystals.
This is 88 pieces of finished art in 88 days
Honor and integrity in art, in life.