Rear View Mirror by linaji

Canvas Prints


Sizing Information

Small 10.0" x 8.0"
Medium 15.0" x 12.0"
Large 20.0" x 16.0"
X large 25.0" x 20.0"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

All done in Photoshop CS3 at the time of creation
many layers using my own brushes and textures. Painting in color and using burn and dodge for depth and clarity
some days to complete

Also chosen by:
Book Cover 2011 by Oxford University Press

Shown at the "Gallery 101 Ft. Lauderdale Florida":

Verse inspired by this work,
Linaji 2010

Experiencing Death/Life


I surprised myself as I felt the pull sideways
My saliva secreted a lover come hither spell
The central part of my gravitational pull
In between my pelvis and my creamy white breasts
Kept pulling me…

I felt the world around me spin and there erupted a spasm of
Ecstasy so juicy I felt like a rocket had just been lit beneath me
I was taking off!

But Oh God surrounded it seemed by disastrous pain
Boa constrictors crunching my bones as I tried to fly free
Gasping for air
Lungs heated and heart pumping
Faster than they ever had



Then a flood of water streamed past me
Again pulling me
Though a vortex so strong I felt I was loosing
What seemed to be

All of Me

I felt everything that I had known
Become unknown
And I cried in a primordial tone that vibrated so deep
I thought I
Would die?


(What is Die?)

I wanted to return to the place I was literally being
Torn apart from
The ripping sounds were deafening and hell,
I had never heard of ‘ripping sounds’ before.

“Please” I pleaded, “Let me go … let me go…. Back!”

Then an opening…
And I knew I was safe

I seemed to have

‘come to’ .


I heard myself make what
Sounded like

Opened air shrieks

Then Gurgling
And convulsions

And more of these

What I have come to call ‘tears’
Streaming down my face.

My loss Oh my loss was great

It became as if
I ‘knew’ nothing
That I was

To live
To love
To be in and of this world

(‘What World’?)

The greater part of
Who ‘I am’
Took the back roads
Shadowed me
Padded my fall
Lifted me Up

Then like Zorro the Gay Blade
Smiled and disappeared
Where then

arrived I

Only feelings over thought
Would connect me
To ME..
The wholeness that lasted sometimes,
Only seconds

Years late…
Remembering the entry level of my life here
I am remembering everything!
All in one Second
My whole life is running, every detail

(as if details matter anymore)

shown to me in living, loving color


(Just for fun
That’s all)


All the resistance leaves my senses
And I start to forget the pain
I forget the fear
I start to blend
And remember

All that I had forgotten but somehow I always knew.

At this moment there was one thing I decided to do,
Appreciate the ‘me of Me’
After all
It was ‘I’ who had worked so hard
to get it that I don’t
have to work so hard !


Then ‘We’ laughed and I felt the expansion of
All I had become
Fill me to the brim

And I knew I would go back
I would go back again and again

Because it felt so good

To be ‘apart from’
Then ‘together again’

This is the formula for expansion rendered with
the likes of

Eternal Grace

Ahhhh….the last breath gone
I let go, all resistance
Once again
And then;

In what was less or more
(Depending on how you look at it)

time, (waiting with it’s caring sharing clues)

I saw every last one of us vibrating
as one vibration not two.

Lovers lost?… Impossible
Family dead?… Never
Enemies buried. Nope
Friend’s eternal? Yep

I stepped into

all of


It felt like Home.

How amazing is that?


I am artist always becoming…
Endless ideas pull me forward towards endless creation.

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  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarabout 5 years ago

    Great piece lina! xo

  • Hugs Ushana!! Thanks so much dear friend!

    – linaji

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 5 years ago

    Soaking in the essence of all that has been and yet to come. You incorporate the sap of life, and I feel like a bug caught in your amber.

    the title of this work is perfect,
    we see two things in a rear view mirror
    what is behind us
    and what is right in front of our eyes.

    Sublime work darling.

  • omg.. you are so so right.. I wondered why I choose the title.. God LIsa.. I can’t stop it is finally here!! I have waited a year for this book to begin saying everyday I know this book will appear when it is ready. xoxoxoxoxo (it was waiting for the art!) lolol xoxoxoxo

    – linaji

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 5 years ago

    A new bit of bliss.
    If I could be a piece of art, this would be it.

  • now.. I am gonna have to steal that comment.. I am almost blushing..but you can’t see cause I been doing a happy dance cause of thee!!!!! xoxox

    – linaji

  • umbra
    umbraabout 5 years ago

    an enriching experience to watch your journey…

  • I like being around your smoky icon and your gentle yet penetrating demeanor .. I honor you Erich..Namaste

    – linaji

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 5 years ago

    I love the reflective qualities in this amazing image Linaji! Beautiful reflective verse too, so visual. Your words are visual and your painting is lyrical.

  • I love love how you have expressed the painting as lyrical and the poem as visual!! Wow this is such a reaffirming comment and I cannot tell you how good it feels to want to do something and you finally feel like doing it! xoxoxoo

    – linaji

  • Hi darling.. just drawing you ova here as I revamp the side bar.. forgot I even wrote on this one and the work is in No. Carolina ready to show again soon!!.
    Thanks for your show of support and joy.xoxox

    – linaji

  • annamora
    annamoraabout 5 years ago

    now .. this image is excellent … the composition is so well balanced : – it has a strong sense of movement together with stability .. colours & textures are just bliss to behold … and of course I love your writing to go with this … just do not have words to comment on that … lol ..

  • Annamora.. I am now doing a happy waltz with myself. Your critique is so so important to me and honor your time and eloquence. I appreciate your time and your joy! Thanks too for reading.. and I feel you!

    – linaji

  • Ivana Redwine
    Ivana Redwineabout 5 years ago

    Fascinating work!

  • hearts and thanks Ivana.. xoxox

    – linaji

  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkerabout 5 years ago

    Great work Ms. Lina!

  • thanks so much Leon!!

    – linaji

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 5 years ago


  • Hi Brilliant woman!! Hugs and Kisses and I swear it is like you are on me mind everyday.. I hear birds and I think of you and Moe!! In such a wonderful way.. I still cannot believe the friends you keep in your home!! fargen AAAAAAMAAAAZING!! XOXO

    – linaji

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 5 years ago

    wow. you are endlessly wowing me. the art – this write – feels like somewhat of a personal masterpiece. incredible. xoxoxo

  • I Choose this one Shar with one other for my first exhibit!! I am so excited! thank you so very much! Much Hugss xoxoxo

    – linaji

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