This painting took quite a long time to create.
It was created during a time of challenge,
joy, and transition in my life.
The day I left Peru to come back to America in
July of 2010, I went one last time to visit a tree
I had been sitting with.
This tree is called Huarme Caspi and is known to
have a feminine spirit. I took some pictures
of her that were ‘normal’.
The chair is where I sat…
When I took the last picture, I immediately noticed
on the camera that there was something happening there.
There was a face in the lower left hand corner of the picture….
Here is my sketch to show you what I saw…
Here is the Color Sketch…
When I took pictures of the final painting,
a light appeared
(not of my doing, no Photoshop, no image editing, etc.)
in the lower left hand corner of the painting.
I moved around, and the light
stayed in the same place.
When I began to sketch this painting,
I was painting outside, it was a
warm October day and I was sketching
in my bare feet. I felt very free and happy.
A sudden wind blew up very strong
and blew away the original sketch.
I looked for it for an hour and then let it go.
My Uncle found it a few days later in the garden.
Some elements of this painting are important.
The shape of the pink swirl on his neck,
the green creature at the bottom center and more.