The artwork is embedded with the following semi precious stones and minerals for their energetic properties. JADE - Brings peace, a calm and stabilizing effect on the body. Courage, clarity and tranquility of the mind. Erases stomach and digestive disorders. GEODE - The geode structure itself exhibits several properties in addition to the properties of the contained minerals. These properties include astral travel, and assistance in the pursuits of mathematics. The geode also allows one to both recognize and analyze the total picture prior to decision-making, It allows one the freedom to mold and to shape ones own future, and assist one in attaining highly effective communication skills. It furthers ones connection to the higher forces and the higher planes, stimulating the bridge of association with those of like pursuits. It can also be used in the treatment of disorders associated with the hands, lungs, and nervous system. The “brain geode” which is found with a conglomerate on the exterior of the geode, has also been used in the treatment of brain tumors and mental imbalances. Vibrates to the number 9. QUARTZ is a receiver, amplifier, conductor and generator of energy. Used for meditation, transformation, stability, knowledge, protection, healing, and enlightenment. It increases the auric field. KUNZITE - This mineral activates the heart chakra and aligns the heart chakra with the throat chakra and third eye. It synthesizes the energies to produce loving thoughts and loving communication. Just holding the stone produces a feeling of a powerful peace. The energy moves through the stone with a sword like action to remove emotional and physical pain. It is a good meditation stone for bringing in inspiration and giving out the messages to others. Kunzite is also a health aid for receptivity and balance.

It is no coincidence that the snake and the Griffin magically appear as abstract figures in the wax and are seen in the right lighting. Both become the totem animals represented in the artwork here. The Achaemenids considered the griffin "a protector from evil, witchcraft and secret slander". The griffin was also thought of as king of all creatures. Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions. Snake is a powerful animal guide, a symbol of transformation and healing. The snake is wisdom expressed through healing. This is a protector and guardian. If a snake has come into your life, your creative forces are awakening. Your intuition will strengthen and be more accurate.  Snakes / serpent's power includes - Being the messenger of the Rainbow Serpent, wisdom, healing, initiation, elusiveness, manipulation of lightning, transmutation, exploration of the mysteries of life, primitive or elemental energy, protection from religious persecution, goddess energy, psychic energy, creative power, immortality and the connection to, or forming, the magic cord by which the shaman travels to the soul world. Snake medicine is the energy of wholeness, cosmic consciousness, and the ability to experience anything willingly and without resistance. It is the knowledge that all things are equal in creation, that all is one. The snake depicts healing on a cellular level. With their lightweight and flexible bodies they possess extremely fast and agile. If snake enters your life, expect swift changes to sweep through your life. These changes denote death of the old and a birth into untapped power, creativity and wisdom. Snake is very powerful to have to have as a guide. It is the guardian of sacred places and the keeper of concealed knowledge.  Meditating upon sacred geometry is thought to bring everything back to it's perfect state of being. Thought to be the building blocks of the universe. Namaste!

I Shed My Skin

This artwork is an encaustic mixed media piece including digital photography, semi precious stone inlay, encaustic painting, and encaustic collage.  This artwork measures 24"x 36"x 2" and weighs 10 lbs framed. Yoga, sacred geometry and metaphysics are important elements creating this modern conceptual piece, where the concept is primary, but the aesthetic is important as well thus creating the modern twist. I like to consider this transformational energy art, because the entire purpose is to transform the people places and spaces in close proximity to the artwork. Uplifting places, spaces and people is what it's about. These necessary elements are brought into the mix to achieve this result. The female yogi sheds her skin in rabbit pose, like the snake. On the deepest level Snake's skin shedding symbolizes death and rebirth, an idea which is depicted by the image of a snake swallowing its own tail, a symbol of eternity.