An old acrylic on wood panel painting.

This work is symbolic of enlightenment.The enchantress looks into her reflection in the bowl of clear water, representing the inner reflection that is necessary. On the wooden bowl is the double spiral representing harmony, creativity, and the flow of energies in the universe. Behind her is the circle of enlightenment, comprising four component circles of virtue, compassion, understanding, and tranquility. Surrounding the circle is a forest, symbolic of a return to an appreciation of nature that one needs to experience in the process, while on the inside of the circle there is no physical distraction. Meaning that we must go beyond the realm of physical form and experience a tranquility of mind.

Personally, I like to think that all of us can choose to become a Child of Dana by choosing to value peace over war, knowledge over ignorance, compassion over hate and self interest, and to live in a way that is in harmony with the Earth.

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