Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"THE STORIES" SERIES: #7 "THE GUARDIAN"




"The Guardian" image came out of a guided meditation during a class with my teacher, Tamara Diaghilev, who I have mentioned in previous posts. The theme of the meditation was about connecting with your spirit guide, higher self--whatever you want to call it---that energy being that is you and yet bigger than you--a protector and a guide. During the meditation I "saw" clearly in my mind the image of the dark woman dressed in white. At the end of the session, I quickly sketched it in my journal. It wasn't til much later that I finally got around to painting it. And while I was working on it, the rest of the finished image developed--my self portrait, being "held" by her--and , in turn---aspects of my younger self being held by me. The two figures in the bubbles are myself at about 4 yrs. old and as a teenager in high school.

This original painting is acrylic on canvas and is in my private collection (where it is going to stay!) It's one of those important ones.

3 comments:

indigomar said...

Love this piece! And how beautiful that you have an image of your higher self. m.a.

tammy vitale said...

Wonderful piece! I don't blame you for keeping it!

Christine DeCamp said...

Thanks Mary Ann & Tammy! This is such a personal painting that sometimes I don't think that people will be drawn to it. I stopped making cards and prints of it....but still have magnets, which some people have been buying. But it's not one of my most popular paintings (except to me!)
Christine