24x36in, Acrylic Painting on Canvas
Mel Bikowski 2017
This painting has been with me through a very intense shift and journey of soul integration on this physical plane. As an Intuitive artist, I do not like to have a plan when I begin to create my artworks. My process comes from opening up to the symbolism of the ocean in a psychological perspective. I believe that we can look at different elements and see certain properties of these elements and align with the traits. Some of us might see that we lean towards certain ones and we might see that we are just balanced if we focus on balancing all four.
For me, I am the Ocean. Much like Rumi says in his poem:
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
Ocean Energy addresses primitive emotions, magic, intuition, soul work, primal state, dreams, fantasy, fluidity, and nature. I personally feel if I stay aware of these things in my life, I can stand in my highest potential and work through my karmic path in this life.
I named it Oceanids, which are the names of the Sea Nymph daughters of Titans Oceanus & Tethys in Greek Myths. More of the series can be found in the gallery.
To create this original painting, I used golden acrylics and painted them onto a canvas. My first layer is always my daughter and I playing in the paint & then I use my hands to add a primitive personal touch. Many layers and hours were put into this piece of art to honor the space and deeper meaning of the painting.
I have signed, dated, and placed the title on the back of the canvas. It will come ready to hang with gallery stretched wire and will be varnished to protect your investment for years to come. the brand of paint that I use to Golden Acrylic to give quality pigment to the paint.
The original painting was on display in my Art Show, Nameless, An Exploration of Form.
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