“Like a seed growing within the darkness of the Earth, the light of our soul pushes us upwards Into the Light, to Shine like the beautiful Flower we are meant to be.” Sunfreestar
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Medium: Acrylics and Imitation Gold Foil
Surface used: thin wood (plywood) of 3 mm (1/8 inch)
Covered with High Quality Removable Final Varnish UV resistant
Dimensions: 8 pieces of 20×20 cm (7.87 inches)
6 pieces of 15×15 cm (5.90 inches)
2 pieces of 20×10.5cm (7.87 x 4.13 inches) SOLD
I believe the journey of Humanity’s evolution, both on a personal level and as a whole, can be compared as the travel from the darkness of unconsciousness to the light of understanding and realization.
These paintings represent such a vision.
The sparkles of gold within the darkness are the light of our soul and the opportunities behind every shadow which guides us through this dense and unconscious states, pushing us to reach for a higher level of consciousness, thus allowing for more light to be present on this earth, in the form of respect of one and other, in respect of the Earth and its own rhythms, valuing our time alive here through kindness, gratefulness, justice, equality and freedom for all, not only all humans but all living beings.
These paintings represent this journey. The different colors can mean the clearing of each different Chakra or energy center, the different emotions we feel and the dissolution of the shadows of the past.
First choose the one that you are mostly attracted to and than look at the meaning of the color.
When I look at them, they serve me as a reminder me that the light of our soul always shines within ourselves and around us, they keep me focused, through the ups and downs of daily living. Gently inspiring me the way back to the real home, nudging me to keep focused on that light, allowing the shadows to dissolve and disappear.
The Light of Awareness illuminate with little sparks of gold everywhere, through our smiles, a little care, a bit of peaceful kindness, to Shine brighter than the Sun, and allow Joy to surround us.
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INTO THE LIGHT SERIES
The element that is common in all the paintings is Gold. It represents Abundance and Prosperity, inspiring Higher Ideals, Wisdom, Knowledge and Spirituality. Bringing feelings of Optimism and Positivity. It helps attain knowledge and gain deeper understanding towards your inner soul and self. Since it is also a color of generosity, it will inspire you to share the knowledge, wisdom and wealth with others.
Violet promotes harmony of the mind and emotions, contributing to mental balance and stability, a link between the spiritual and physical worlds. It supports the practise of meditation and of pure inspiration. It is the color of the Crown Chakra, Sahasrara, meaning “A Thousand Petals”. It is the center to one’s spiritual connection and gives us the ability to reach Universal Consciousness.
Blue represents the Sky and the Sea. It is the color of peace and infinity, inducing feelings of calmness and tranquility, allowing for a Spiritual Perspective and connection with the Divine. It is the color of the Throat Chakra, Visuddha, meaning Purification and Pure. It is all about self-expression and clear communication.
Green is the color of Nature, teaching us about renewal and growth. It is a harmonizing, balancing and calming color. It gives healing energy to the heart, increasing love and compassion. It is the color of the Heart Chakra, Anahata, which means “un-struck” or “unbeaten” relates to the heartbeat, unbroken rhythm and the soundless sound. It governs our ability to love, understand, and communicate compassion.
Beige, yellow or sand color refers to energy and strength. It is linked to intellectual abilities, wisdom, ideas and knowledge. It describes ethical behaviour and the ability to rise above any problems through inner strength. Yellow is the color of the Solar Plexus Chakra, Manipura, meaning “city of jewels” or “resplendent gem”. It gives us a clear sense of who we are and what our purpose is. It governs transformation and gives a sense of fearlessness and courage when making changes.
Orange is the color of Joy and Creativity. It promotes a sense of wellness and emotional energy as well as helping in decision making. It brings spontaneity and a positive outlook on life, keeping us motivated. It is the color of the Sacral Chakra, Svadhishthana, meaning “where your being is established”. It governs the realm of our emotions, feelings, relationships and creativity.
Red is the color that symbolizes Life. It is very energizing; it gives courage and inspires us to take action, increasing our will power and resistance to all things negative. Meditating with this color increases our sense of personal security. It is the color of the Root Chakra, Muladhara, meaning “Root and Basis of existence”. It is our security and power base, relating to our feelings of trust, grounding and safety.
Pink is the color of Universal Love of oneself and others. It represents friendship, affection, harmony, inner peace, tenderness, and approachability. It is a sign of Hope, compassion and nurturing. it relates to unconditional love and understanding. Pink calms and reassures our emotional energies.
Brown, red barn are the colors of the Earth. They symbolize simplicity, health stability and grounding. They inspire sincerity, reliability, honesty and loyalty, relating to maturity and being sensible. Often associated with resilience, it refers to the potential in life, mental grit and the beginning of new ventures. it is a color that comforts and nurtures.
Together these two pieces represent the Rainbow Colors, each one symbolizing the Feminine and the Masculine energies that form the center of creation. When they are both balanced, harmony occurs, creating peace and a positive environment, allowing for growth and blossoming. The Rainbow Colors bring the promise that the troubles today will surely come to pass, holding strong in our faith, vision and heart purpose allowing for fresh beginnings and new prosperity.
The whole idea started when I looked at how many paintings I did this year compared to other years, and it did not look good at all. It was middle of October and I had a few months before the end of the year and I could not make up for it so fast.
Until I came across a post from @sergiogomezart that he was starting a Small Works Challenge to be organized in a series of small paintings with a common theme, of any medium and with anything one had at home.
I finally found the purpose for a board of plywood I had lying around for quite some time.
The vision came instantly. It was really meant to be. I cut it in small pieces according to how many I could fit. I tried to look for a carpenter for cutting it in the area but found a simple video on You Tube instead that did the trick, and I was so happy. This is the link (it is in Italian) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikve7PI3e8A
For sometime I have been trying to get rid of all my acrylic paints to start with a completely new medium and so I thought that this was the chance to use all the colors I had buying nothing else, except for the gesso to put as base and thick brushes.
It all started on the 10th November and finished it all by the beginning of the year. It really was a very joyful experience, allowing creativity to unfold at its own pace.
Here is a little video of the first part in the making.
I wanted this to be a free expression experience with nothing set up in my mind, just letting everything come out as I was doing it, one step at a time, accepting anything that would appear without judging or wanting it to change. Questions would arise from time to time, if I was going to put Mandalas or not. I had a vague idea of creating a stencil (never done it before!) and maybe apply it after the colors, but I did not know until all the colors had finished and see how it felt.
I came out with a few Mandala sketches to create by the end of the painting. I uploaded a few on the PC and tried first digitally to see if it felt right, and it kind of did, so went for it. I created a stencil with parchment paper and it worked very well.
Then came the idea of lines of gold foil which represented the sparks of light of our soul reaching for the light and the blossoming of consciousness, as a beautiful mandala flower with gold paint.
At the end, the color of the gold paint did not match the gold foil, so I had to re-do everything with the same gold foil.
Finally, I covered everything with a satin acrylic varnish to make the colors stand out and protect the painting and the gold for years to come from dust or dirt.
When I finished this series in January 2021 I was not completely satisfied but because I had set a deadline in my mind, I did not allow more ideas to surface.
But when time allowed it, I felt the need to add more shine, so more Gold at the bottom, partially covering the black.
Every work of Art is a journey and more than ever this process have completely manifested the title “From Darkness Into the Light”.