This series of murals was done in a home in Portland Oregon. I was also hired to choose the paint and color of all the walls and trim. My intention was to create a home with paintings and colors relevant to the homeowner, he shared life stories of travel, camel rides and constellations, growing food, and adventures out in the ocean. There was much to be inspired by and work from.
I painted the green walls, as if a blurry forest, since the house is, in fact, at the edge of a forest!
In the East, It is believed that each finger has a certain energy/element associated with it. The Practice of mudras helps balance the the energies/elements and their flow within the body.
Gesture Of Turning The Wheel is the translation of Dharmachakra. I chose this Mudra because It is about transformation. This mudra is about transition from one reality into the next. The Geometric shapes stemming out of her fingers are this new reality, being created as she intends it. This was powerful; as it appeared though an unplanned painting.
The client had plans for sheep. Now he really has 5 of them!
The Kitchen was painted to counter the gloomy grey winters of the northwest.