COLLECT ORIGINAL ARIA AZUL ART
"All She Ever Was, Is, Or Will Be"
2019: 20" x 16"
Acrylic on stretched canvas.
Sides are painted black.
The painting is signed & dated on the back and finished with a matte varnish for protection.
-- VIBRANCY --
In my portraits of womxn engaged in their inner world / energy, I am trying to re-create a visual representation of what it feels like to be completely in tune, at home, safe, and comfortable in the body, mind, and experience of life. Feeling this way and exploring how, when, and where we move in and out of states of vibrancy and belonging while investigating the histories, stories, and beliefs that influence our sense of self in both positive and negative ways to produce works of beauty and/or well articulated grief is the primary goal of much of what I do. My highest hope is that we will all consistently touch the sweetness of experiencing our inherent vibrancy, beauty, power, humor, and joy no matter how many reasons we have to also grieve. Perhaps, the real work is finding our way home to ourselves and one another in direct reaction to all the reasons we are being told we can’t or shouldn’t.
"The Serpent Power"
2020: 24" x 18"
Acrylic on stretched canvas.
Sides are painted white.
The painting is signed & dated on the back and finished with a varnish for protection.
-- TRANSFORMATION --
The cycles of birth, death, and renewal are written in our DNA, within the alchemy of the evolution of life, our heart / psyche, and born from the foundation of what we truly are within the nature of the cosmos, also known as the Goddess, or Shakti. Ancient wisdom, pagan & mystic practices and keepers of the secrets of the moon / womxn traditions have known this for thousands of years. Everything swirls in and out of initiation, growth, illuminance, expansion, contraction, decay and then back around again... eternally. To fully recognize and face the supreme reality of the majesty of how the cycles of nature, form, and energy operate within and without, can take us far beyond our own humble point of perspective, and root us in the magnificence of our part & power within the great body of cosmic reality. However, there is challenge and fear and a bravery required to shed our limited perspective and the comforts we have acquired to face impermanence, expansion, and transformation. The Serpent must shed and leave behind it's skin in order to grow. That is not always easy to do.
It has always made sense to me that the serpent would be the symbol for transformation across traditions since it is a creature that naturally invokes both awe and fear in the human heart. My personal relationship with the Serpent, it's symbolism and medicine, and the history of how it has been demonized within religious belief has been profound in my life.
I offer this original painting and it's prints as a gift and praise to anyone living with their eyes and heart wide open to the supreme reality and doing the work. I see you. I am grateful to know you. You are very beautiful to me.
For however complex the challenges may appear - the innumerable gifts that arise from our ability to wake up, show up, live fully, and cherish every breath, interaction and challenge as an invitation for growth and illumination...
....are infinite. Truly.