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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Where he is

I just finished this piece, "Where he is" and it will be part of the upcoming show at Guardino Gallery in Portland [September 30-October 25th].

Inspired by many things, some of this earth, but part of the painting just kept forming in my head over the week. I kept seeing a rabbit in my head. Finally painted it. Later I looked up the symbolism of rabbit, and here is what I found: "Rabbit's medicine includes moving through fear, living by one's own wits, receiving hidden teachings and intuitive messages, quick thinking, strengthening intuition, and paradox. Rabbit also represents humility, because he is quiet and soft and not self-asserting. Rabbit reminds us not to be afraid. Fearful thoughts reproduce (like rabbits) and bring the very thing we fear. Rabbit people are so afraid of tragedy, illness, and disaster, that they call those very fears to them to teach them lessons. If you see Rabbit or in any way feel attracted to him, it may be telling you to wait for the forces of the universe to start moving again, to stop worrying and to get rid of your fears. It always indicates a need to re-evaluate the process you are undergoing, to rid yourself of any negative feelings or barriers, and to be more humble."

Fear be gone.


darius said...

Animal Medicine always fascinates me. The few times an animal image has persisted and I looked it up, it was always spot-on. Good luck!

Camilla Engman said...

Lovely place you have.

Emma said...

I particularly like this one.

barbara said...

I love this painting a lot!
Very interesting the symbolism. Where do you find this information.
I wish I could see the Gallery show...but it´s too far away.

Susan Moorhead said...

Meaningful to me for many weird and assorted reasons so thank you.

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