Good afternoon Souls,
Last week a person send me an email and asked me to write a little about one of my paintings "Dharma Wheel" or "The Wheel of Life". I was really happy that I have been asked about the painting, that means a lot to me. I've always said that I don't want just a painting hang up on wall, is important the connection , the feeling and the emotion between the person and the painting. It has to be something positive, meditative, hopeful, mindfulness.
Usually I write about my paintings and my intentions and thoughts behind it . Due to lack of time :) , I didn't write about this painting.
"The Wheel of Life" painting is one-of-a-kind. I've never used a such technique before. I've built up this mandala with acrylic paste for a 3D effect. I have chosen gold and purple colors for the contrast and balance of masculine and feminine and also for its meaning.
The color gold is the color associated with abundance , wealth , success and prosperity. This color is linked to masculine energy and the power of the sun.
At the spiritual level, this is a color which is associated with higher ideals, wisdom, understanding, compassion, and enlightenment. It inspires knowledge, spirituality and a deep understanding of the self and the soul.
Gold is generous and giving, compassionate and loving, the benefactor sharing its wisdom, knowledge and wealth with others.
Gold has long been associated with royalty throughout the world, along with purple.The color purple holds ancient meaning of sacred wisdom and enlightenment.
The color purple allows us to get in touch with our deepest thoughts, assists those seeking the meaning of life and spiritual fulfillment.
This is also the color of the crown chakra and the spiritual awakening.
Why Dharma wheel? Why wheel of life?
I have been inspired form the Buddhist teachings... One of the oldest symbols of Buddhism.
The eightfold path is how we need to experience life in order to get the most from it.
Essentially, by leading a balanced and simple life, we will sign in tune with the natural laws of the Universe.
* Right Intent
* Right Speech
* Right Action
* Right Livelihood
* Right Effort
* Right Mindfulness
* Right Concentration.
May God Bless Us All,
Love and Peace <3
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.