The painting with the changing name, like in life this painting has gone through a metamorphism through inspiration and information and exudes the energy of its story. It was started with the help of 36 others in the spirit of our local Pride event which celebrates each of our differences, whether colour, sexual orientation, or beliefs. It was created with love for all mankind and all our uniqueness. I recently finished this painting and as it came to its finality I started to come across all kinds of information that seam to relate to the essence of it.
I’ve added circles and beads to the piece which represent 1043 enlightened souls plus 1 bead for the person who owns the work; which bring the piece together beautifully (the pictures barely do it justice). You will spend hours looking at this piece, finding new adventures and beauty each time.
1043+1 (1044), the working title after I finished adding the halos & beads is significant to ones earthly community and how the closer we are to those that surround us the brighter they shine.
Recently as information started to come to me, it has also taken on an alter ego or rather 3, ‘spirit’, ‘time’ and ‘energy’. First signifying 144,000; a title which is an abstraction of the original title that I felt worked with the conceptual abstract nature of the piece.
144,000 has both biblical (spirit) & historical (time) references. Biblical reference is to the number of enlightened souls to ascend and is quoted in several religious scriptures all over the world. Historically relates to the number of days in the Baktun as referenced in the Maya long count calender which after some calculating its end brings us to Dec, 21st, 2012. Also a time that several other long count calenders end.
Also when you remove the zero from its original name which you would if you were doing numerology you are left with 144, which coincides with the number of times earths energy grid crosses. Coincidence perhaps, but considering no part of this work was planned out ahead of time, I’d say its quite awesome.
Speaking of numerology, when the numbers are reduced we get 9 (1+0+4+4=9). Here is the life path of the number 9 as said by the source below; You are philanthropic, humanitarian, socially conscious, and deeply concerned about the state of the world. You have a great compassion and idealism. You are a Utopian and will spend your life trying to realize some aspect of your Utopian dream, sacrificing money, time, and energy for a better world. It is in giving that you will find much satisfaction.
The artwork has grown exponentially since its original conception. I’m very proud of it and those who see it are in awe of it. It has been a true creation from inspiration and I think the love, compassion & passion that helped create it exudes from it.
Among the 36 people who helped build the base of this painting were several up & coming artists, one also a famous ex-wrestler following his creative path, I’m very happy they all came by to take part in the event. A list of their names and signatures comes with the painting; the signature list can be super imposed onto the back if you like and the printed one can be framed or vise-versa.
$4550.oo Mixed-media on canvas over 1 – 1/4″ stretcher bars. It measures 54″ x 66″ (4.5′ x 5.5′) with beautifully done edging. (Acrylic paint, iridescent beads to reflect light, fishing line and thread… Beads may be replaced to better enhance location it shows in or to better represent the owner; charms, beads, & trinkets are doable on this work of art.) I will replace beads to your choice for cost of beads/crystals & $500 for labour.