Some of you have seen this before. I accidentally deleted it from my files some time ago and didn’t realize it.
It was a commissioned piece by someone who had recently left the religion of *my* youth. It’s a very personal piece, and I dealt with quite a bit emotionally making it. It was so cathartic though, and it helped heal a few wounds, I think.
Basically it represents the beautiful world that is available to all, once one chooses to look at/or into the facts we’ve been told to stay away from and will only harm us. (I think this can be a dogma in most religions, IMO). For me, the day I finally looked at what had always been forbidden and realized that it was being kept from me for what I believe to be ulterior motives, I realized that I actually was starting to *see* in COLOR! Before then, before I became awake and aware of how magnificent *this* world and *this* life is, I think I really only saw things in a gray or black/white representation.
The white shell in the center left is from an Indian Shell Mound off the Oregon Coast. These mounds are ancient garbage dumps basically for all the clam shells and fish bones. My husband found this one completely whole! This mound is somewhere around 1,000 yrs. old they think. Because this piece was made referencing the religion of my youth, the ancient Indian artifact is extremely relevant.
I don’t recall how large this is anymore, I deleted that info too! But somewhere just under 2’ x 3’. Recycled Pottery, shells, pearls, pyrite sun and chunks, glass, rusty nails, mirror.