In this painting we see a snake in an “eternity” shape, clutching its own tail. The snake eating its tail is an ancient symbol of infinity and rebirth.
As I was creating this painting I was thinking about how my own presence on Earth is part of a continuum, floating between the past and the future.
When I was a kid I often looked at the full moon and saw a smiling benevolent face shining down on the world. Seen without the lens of poetry, the moon is a barren ball of rock reflecting the sun’s light in a cold orbit. But, despite all scientific logic, seeing the moon fills me with a sense of well-being and wonder, its constant presence suspending me on a ribbon of moon-time between people who have come before, and people yet to be.
The plants in this painting refer to growth and connection to history. The house is a reference to alchemical symbols and sacred architecture: the geometry expressing the interconnection of the 4 cardinal elements; the central axis (Axis Mundi) represents our connection with nature and spirit.
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