Sachamama Stargazer

Sachamama Stargazer - full view - Regular Light

Sachamama Stargazer – Full View – Regular Light

Sachamama Stargazer Head Detail - Regular light

Sachamama Stargazer – Head Detail – Regular light

Sachamama Stargazer - Dolphin Detail

Sachamama Stargazer – Dolphin Detail – Regular Light

Sachamama Stargazer - Black light

Sachamama Stargazer – Black Light

Sachamama - Black Light - Head

Sachamama – Head Detail – Black Light

 

Sachamama Stargazer Glow

Sachamama Stargazer – Glowing in the Dark

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,

and to honor Martha Beck because she has written a magnificent book called “Steering by Starlight.”

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.

I kept on drawing the “Death” card over and over. In tarot, the death card rarely means physical death. It usually means a symbolic or shamanic death, letting go of things that do not serve you anymore.

In this special round deck, the picture that goes with the death card has a snake in it. Seeing this snake over and over made me start to focus more on how 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 into a new state of magnificent being.

A few months later I saw a snake next to a trail while hiking. It was too cold for a snake to be out, and I knew he was there because he wanted me to see him, and to remind me that I should honor the snake spirits by painting them. He wanted me to touch him, so I did. He moved under my fingers and I felt a wonderful thrilling lightning sensation in my fingers. I felt so honored that he was there for me, allowing me to touch him and receive this beautiful energy.

There I was at my friends again a few weeks later, having some challenging moments, and took out the cards again. Guess which card I picked? Death.

So then I finally said. “Ok, ok, ok, I will paint the snake!” From the moment I arrived home I painted. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow and meticulous. The dolphin simply 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 place I stayed at in Peru is called Sachamama. Sachamama has a few meanings from my researches, 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, and to honor Marvelous Martha Beck because she has written an amazingly magnificent book called “Steering by Starlight.” Which I have found to be tremendously and continuously valuable to me. 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 like three paintings in one. As represented in the pictures. You can see how it looks in regular light, “black” or UV light, and then in complete darkness. I really wanted to price this higher, but my spirit guides tell me the price should be $9938.38

Please Note: The prints of this will not glow in the black light or in the dark. They will appear as the pictures that show regular light.

 

Sachamama Stargazer – Original –  18″ wide x 24″ High

Acrylic on canvas.

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