Friday 30 April 2021

Vajrasattva Painting in Process

Reviewing the progress photos of the Vajrasattva I painted last year this image spoke to me. We see  the image emerging and taking form. From here I simplified and refined the background, adding drops of nectar.  I placed a saffron cloth around his loins and the 5 jewels of the Jinnas in his Bodhisattva crown.  I find significance and meaning in this version. It speaks to me of the mystery of emergence and transience,  Although lost as a physical object the image lives on.


Friday 16 April 2021

Bonfire detail from recent commission

This is a detail from a recent commission of a painting of Prajnaparamita. It is a gift for someone and was commissioned by her friends. This part of the image symbolises the group of friends who funded the painting My intention was to communicate feelings of warmth, connection and friendship along with something a little mysterious.


Thursday 15 April 2021

Hebe's chalice

 The myth tells that the goddess Hebe lost her chalice of youth and an eagle fought to recover the cup and returned it to her. Wherever the bird shed a drop of blood or a feather, up sprang a Rowan tree.