I have always felt connected with snakes.
They seem to be related to the phoenix in a way.
Constantly dying and being reborn.
Going through irritation when the skin is about to shed.
So many times in my life,
I have experienced “irritations” of varying sorts and then been reborn.
The dolphin appeared as I painted the blue of the sky.
There was a way the brush stroke fell in the blue that appeared like a dolphin.
I was doubting for a few hours here, thinking that a dolphin would not work.
I finally surrendered, and painted the dolphin…and cried with joy when I saw her there.
The story behind the title…Sachamama Stargazer
The magical place I stayed and learned at in Peru is called Sachamama.
Sachamama has a few meanings, but one of them is that Sachamama
is a HUGE snake that lives on the jungle floor.
So huge that you don’t even notice him anymore because he rarely ever moves,
and plants grow along his body.
For this painting, I elaborated and expanded upon the legend
so that Sachamama becomes a huge snake who encompasses the universe.
Stargazer came from the fact that the snake is gazing at the stars,
Which I have found to be valuable.
Thank You to Super Cindy Trusty for being inspired to buy that book for me!
In this book, Martha Beck talks often about our “Stargazer” basically being our true self,
the part of us that sees exactly what our soul wants,
and is meant to do in this life.
The ORIGINAL version of this painting is a Triptych of Light – or three paintings
in one depending on what light you have shining on it.
Sachamama Stargazer – Original – 18″ wide x 24″ High
Acrylic on canvas.