THE WHISTLEBLOWER – A watchful Silvereye, lest a predator devours your provision
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A watchful eye
In the heart
Alert the ignorant
Warn the innocent
Within the fabric of our existence all intuit what is good and evil, yin and yang, black and white, positive and negative, emotional heaven and hell, or light and dark.
This work reveals part of that story in daily living, seeking goals of acquisition in life’s pursuits.
Predators are those with evil intent who challenge the good desires meaning we need vigilance and wisdom to manage and protect our good intentions.
I chose the animal kingdom to depict this parable and in that narrative, the whistle blower is the alert one who spots the evil before the rest. You may easily imagine this is the life of a good prophetic person who sees what we don’t see in life’s short journey.
The musings on a Silvereyes dilemma
The Silvereyes use energy to feed and replenish the energy used.
As I observed Silvereyes, many images reminded me of their uniqueness and inherent knowledge. While feeding Silvereyes pollinate flowers, spread seeds, and eat insects, with purposeful busyness. With efficient flight paths, and conversations, like musical notes heralding their presence, they are another wonder of life’s mystery.
Silvereyes’ instinct for preservation protects their kind when the predator is lurking. But woe, when the fruit ripens, Silvereye eats the fruit. As orchardists’ profits suffer they consider the Silvereyes a pest, maybe even a predator, and with righteous indignation, the orchardists seek a solution: extermination.
The Silvereye’s provision, blessing, and purpose intrigued me enough and motivated contemplation of our life cycle in flesh and spirit.
You may guess! Ian Anderson had to paint what he was seeing.
The life cycle – philosophically
“All is chasing after the wind” is an apt reminder to consider the predator of death when it comes to life after death.
At times frustrating, Silvereyes eating our profits away, and domestic cats eating Silvereyes. At times joyous, Silvereyes helped pollinate flowers to produce fruits for food and profit.
I chuckle at the knowledge of good and evil, the yin and yang, the positives and negatives of such living. But this does not change the beauty and wonder of the Silvereyes’ existence.
When God opens our eyes to see His wonder, there is a unique peace and thrill.
Seeing purpose, provision, life’s mystery, and of course this vision, led me into giving thanks and seeking wisdom to manage my life better through being aware of my blessings and predators. I want to avoid the predators for a better slice of the cake. If I am better off in my mental state, my physical state is better and I will be more useful to others. Learning to love me first, as Jesus has stated, I then will be a better contributor (not a predator) to the welfare of others.
The purpose and spiritual dimension
Most people have an inner tension to live rightly, to protect what is achieved, just like the Silvereyes.
My parabolic muses from a Jesus-loving Western artist’s perspective give God another voice. We are fearfully and wonderfully made and it’s good to know who to give the credit to. Like the “Whistle Blower” Silvereye, God warns us of predators in spirit and truth.
The eternal part of us – our spirit – seeks to understand where the missing link is. Hence we all have our language of communication expressed from different colored dirt bodies. All bodies return to the dust and our spirit separates from the many tears, laughter, joys, sorrows, victories, and defeats. In that sense our physical world fairs no differently than the Silvereyes; we all have a use-by date and hopefully not in the predator’s teeth.
This makes the soul food we choose to feed on more important. Our decisions, as foundations for living, will create life or death – without exception. We need to know the purpose of our life skills, which includes discerning a predator’s intention. The cat (predator in this case) has evil intentions in its mission to eat Silvereyes, the “Whistle Blower” warns.
The energy for life’s flight
The Silvereye has a little heart-pumping blood. They eat and poo on the grass at Prime Ministers’ residences, Kings’ palaces, fruiterer’s orchards, and the tree above the head of an alcoholic or young lovers. Hidden from our eyes, a digestion chemical reaction takes place as food converts to energy for a flight to navigate feeding fields and flee predators. In that sense, are we any different as we go about our daily dreams?
Nature’s inspiration and the supernatural world of spirit
When I look at the wonder of our planet and, in this case, see the Silvereyes place in it, I am in awe.
Under that see-able surface is a beautifully designed biological vehicle, moved by chemical reactions, mechanical armatures, DNA coding, all with wisely inbuilt purpose. It all leaves me gob-smacked that a greater deity than man has the majesty and wisdom to put all this together.
Personally, there came a time in my life when I asked this question, “How could all this have simply come from one explosion out of nothing without the influence of creative intelligence?”.
Dumb-founded and with childlike naivety, this question inspired me: “If someone greater than me made all this, where was He so I could talk with whoever?”. Surely I could communicate directly without religious priests, gurus, shamans, philosophers, artificial stimulants, and politicians – the in-betweeners – telling me how to live. How did the Silvereye and myself get to be? I was confused with so many opinions. My own welfare was important and I had a want to know. That is when I discovered the “Whistle Blower”, the predator and why the whistle was blown. Running out of ideas my curiosity led me to look upward and ask if Jesus was who He said He was and why did the predator of fear, depression, and confusion rob my life. That day Jesus became my “Whistle Blower”. My prayer was answered
Wisdom in the “Whistle Blowers” voice
Personally and unashamed, I now give thanks to the delightful and knowable God for such wisdom in science, biology, chemistry, mechanical engineering, food technology, sound, and all that makes up our physical and spiritual being. I heard the reason for the whistle.
My mockery abated and gratefully my cynicism of His existence melted under His love and protection. His existence in the spirit beyond the wonder of our universe, His omniscient skill in creation, and His eternal, omnipotent, and creative self, gave me a new life. And what’s more, He gives me the wisdom to discover predators and how to fend them off … I learn from the “Whistle Blower’s” warning.
The indigenous art connection
I have included my interpretation of Australian Aboriginal dot painting (a type of pointillism – my words) art and some New Zealand Maori art interpretation as a way of bringing the voices of mankind together. How might they tell the same story through their art?
I love the vibrancy and symbolism in Native arts, in particular, Aboriginal dot painting. Recognized globally, the dot painting language is unique to Australian Aboriginal art. On the surface, the dot is simply a style of Aboriginal painting, like cross-hatching or stencil art in Western art. Exploring deeper into the history of Aboriginal dot painting, a world of camouflage, secrecy, and ritual is waiting for discovery.
What the Aboriginal culture depicts in their want to worship I now use and explore in our visual medium from my culture. The stories of what I see leave me indebted to the Great Divine for insights into Aboriginals’ wisdom in their storytelling in art. Their simple use of what was on hand to make their beliefs visible is fascinating and I wanted to know what motivated them. I take it one step further and tell of the spirit of life in the “Whistle Blower” Jesus. He opened my eyes to the supernatural predators who blind mankind to the reality of the spirit world and the goodness of God.
The “Whistle Blower” and Heaven
A “Whistle Blower” is not bounded by culture, politics, religious views, and philosophies. Good and evil exist and heavens “Whistle Blower is not overruled by man’s opinions. He (not male, more than male and female) is the spirit, pure and holy, the light that exposes the predator darkness in our hearts. He knows all, sees all, and is the beginning and the end where all is summed up in him. The “Whistle Blower” is part of His story.
Further indigenous symbolism
The following information comes from multiple sources.
Dreaming design outlines dancing circles. Multiple dots surround the main storyline. The term ‘dot painting’ stems from what the Western eye sees when facing contemporary Aboriginal acrylic paintings. Apparently, the painting style arose from the Papunya art movement in the 1970s. Papunya Tula (The Western Desert – South West of Alice Springs and now venturing further into West Australia) artists used a process, which originally mirrored traditional spiritual ceremony rituals.
The desert soil is prepared and smoothed like a canvas for an inscription of sacred designs. These designs replicate the movements of ancestral beings (spirits) upon the earth. The Aboriginals express this spirit world and after the ceremony is complete, the earth is smoothed over and painted bodies rubbed away. This practice masks the secrets that took place. The Papunya Tula painting style derives directly from the artists’ knowledge of the traditional body and sand painting associated with the ceremony.
To portray these Dreamtime stories to the public has required removing sacred symbols and careful monitoring of ancestral designs. With modern technologies and communication systems, the secrets are secrets no more. Dreamtime is open to scrutiny for authenticity. In the light of God‘s existence, outside of time, mankind’s well-being related to the spirit world is more easily searchable and open for scrutiny.
“Pillars of Heaven”
Heaven knows about Silvereyes and indigenous art. This warranted their inclusion in my painting series, “The Pillars of Heaven”.
I hope this may stir you to consider more of life’s meaning in your own particular domain of life and what comes after your use-by date expires. This is part of the “Whistle Blower’s” purpose: Warning us of predator intentions.
The indigenous influence art disclaimer
My attempt to paint, study and replicate indigenous art is very nieve.
In the best way, I know how there is no way I would knowingly disrespect a people group who I dearly love. I study, at my own pace and these studies unmask a deeper honor toward these dear marginalized people. That sentiment is embedded in my borrowing of their creative intelligence to partner with my western cultured photorealism painting.
As an Australian and citizen of this world, I am honored they have given me so much pleasure with their wonderful storytelling interpretation with design, and dot painting colors, alongside the rhythmic sounds of their music in didgeridoos, knocking sticks, dance, and song unique to aboriginal culture.
I have a lot to learn as I embed what I learn crossing the bridge of understanding from my culture into the indigenous cultures of the world.
I call this my Godly inheritance and look forward to experiencing their offerings in heaven. There is no fear, hatred, prejudice evil, or offense to darken what God created to be good.
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Multiple images were photographed with a Canon 5D and 7D. Digital illustration created on an iMac in Photoshop CC and color enhanced with indigenous artworks hand-drawn, scanned and digitized. Painted on the long-life fine weave, gesso primed linen canvas. Stretch mounted proud on hardboard and protected with brushed dammar varnish.
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