I saw you as the Gods were walking. You are the God above and you sat by me and whispered encouragement in my ear. I sat drinking tea, avoiding the one event i had prepared for so long. Painting the destiny of the Gods. As you spoke, i felt transported by some destiny i didn’t know or understand.
This was an artwork that felt to be part of my unconscious process. A link between the spiritual teacher and the student. A thread, a lifeline of learning, the mystery of connection, karmic ties that lead even into the departing and the afterlife.
Its the seventh lunar month in Singapore. What it means according to my friend is that ghosts from all the different dynasties come into our world. People burn offerings to their ancestors and for people who don’t burn offerings like me, we just quietly sit back and observe. For some inexplicable reason i didn’t feel like seeing ghosts this year. Maybe its a temporary break maybe it is not. Maybe i will permanently direct them elsewhere. So when Spring came, i painted this and put it on the door. Literally it is the different stages of human enlightenment. The trials of love, suffering, ascension of the consciousness etc. Souls transforming into Buddhas. Human enlightenment is essential to humans. For everyone else, immortality is about death and rebirth. A continual process of great responsibility. The stamp is my name and below it says Spring.
I am sharing this one because a few friends liked the composition. I have some advice to share as well. This is done in Chinese inks on watercolour paper. Though i do love this painting the spots probably due to water from the brush are driving me crazy. I loved the idea of this painting though. The lady of the golden lotuses. My advice is not to use Chinese inks on watercolour paper, the Chinese black ink does not take well to the paper. Neither does the Chinese seal. Still as my friend mentioned. The chaos is part of the process. My other friend mentioned. Just think of the spots as the design on her dress.
I am decorating the wall outside my house with artwork. There is more and more artwork as time goes by. There are children living on the floor so i try to choose artwork that they can enjoy as well. I try to choose the pieces i never get tired of looking at.
This is a traditional watercolour study of a lotus. Lotuses are a symbol of spiritual advancement. Particularly in Buddhism. Many goddesses are seen standing on lotuses. I think it represents a balance or harmony of energy. The petals open left and right to represent spiritual awakening or the awakening of your energy centres. It is one of the few flowers that seems to surpass the earthly realm into the spiritual realm in terms of representation. I just wanted to paint a lotus as it is. Its simple beauty. Done in Spring in Singapore
If you look closely, there are energy lines. Yellow for nobility and kindness, purple for spiritual wisdom and blue for intellectual wisdom. The colours are emanating out of the soul meaning these are the affinities of their soul. These are immortal fires so the energy that surrounds them caused by their interactions with existence and the universe and casuality are a kind of gold fire which is spiritually a protective colour. May these fires protect you and light your mind.