"Such gorgeous portals to serenity" - Dana Sparkle
One of my wisdom tree series of paintings. These came about in direct response to the grief of the Australian Bush fires, the grief of the people's lost homes, animals and devastation to the land herself.
Oftentimes after a fire the trees, with blackened skin are the only ones left standing, strong and resolute, alongside the undergrowth turned to ash.
The birds featured are all from my local neighbourhood. The cockatoo's loudly vocalise their presence, whereas the tawny frog mouth's hide in plain sight. They are so well camouflaged they look like tree bark and take some 'real looking' to see them. The Plovers are a joy to me and pain.. seeing them raise their young within cm's of the road is hard to witness... so I'm celebrating two babies alive here.
Art as a painted prayer.
As it turns out, this painting is also one I have hanging in my lounge. These Wisdom Tree paintings have each had various messages for me, and some insist they are to be in my daily view for the time being. Time. Being ... are the operative words.
There are so many paintings beneath this one it's baffling. The tree on the right was from the original work I painted over so you could say, it informed what ever was able to come next. These two birds strangely enough remind me of my Dad and my Father-in-law.... they never met.. but who know's now that they've both crossed over.. perhaps they may?
Having this painting on the wall is like have 100 plants in the room and not ever having to remember to water them. It's fresh, and full of life, with portals to be discovered and bird blessings alike.