Goddess of the Universe, oil, 24 x 24
The original is sold, available as a giclee and APs only.
This began as a commission portrait of Maija. Goddess of the Universe is an effort to merge the genre of portraiture with the fantasy world of Neti. For Maija, who is very spiritual, the question was how might I express her power, her grace, her hopes, her pathos? I’m fascinated with the idea of being one with the Universe, being part of something larger, connected to everything at once. It is clear the universe is not merely a formless abyss of nothingness, but a pulsing, living force. Each entity in existence, in it’s own way, is crying to be connected with the whole. I am also very fascinated with the feminine nature of creation, which is what this painting explores.