A PILLAR OF HEAVEN – Hope brings joy in the dance
Surreal digital photo art Galah’s flight
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With eyes to see
The treasury of heaven
Surreal digital photo art Galah’s flight was inspired by the series “The Seeds of Hope bring Joy”.
After a series of photos, this story begged to find a surreal edge. Surreal digital photo art Galah’s flight needed expressions of wonder and delight created in the image. Something like when a child plays * securely under a friend’s watchful eyes. You will know what I mean if you have experienced this emotion. Do you remember when your friends first noticed your skills? There was extra pleasure in noticing them enjoying you? This child-like pleasure in the growth of a dream is contagious.
Watching and admiring the antics of these mischievous creatures stirred many moments of wonder. I photographed the dancing Galah landing in a burst water mains puddle of water at “Jurien Bay”, West Australia.
* PS. Many have never experienced emotional joy. Ian is sensitive to your pain but he says this, “There is hope”. Believe him. He now lives free from confusion, bitterness, suicide, un-forgiveness, rejection, sexual and substance abuse, depression, hopelessness, and homelessness.
A little information
The Galah is also known as the Rose-Breasted Cockatoo, Galah Cockatoo, Roseate Cockatoo or Pink and Grey Cockatoo. Galah’s are one of the most common and widespread Cockatoos found in open country throughout mainland Australia.
Galah’s are known to reach 80 years of age living in captivity and a quality diet is strictly followed. The Galah socialize adequately and can engage playfully in entertainment activities to support the overall intelligent nature of the bird. In their natural habitat, the Galah is unlikely to reach the age of 20 years. The average lifespan of all Galah’s is about 40 years of age.
Like most other cockatoos, Galah’s create strong lifelong bonds with their partners.
I chose the pillars idea from this thought. Dip your toes in water after a long weary journey and delight, a pillar of heaven stimulates new life.
Any person who builds faith upon wisdom from heaven will dance with joy. Discovering the freedom promised is a significant wonder to behold. I know the truth in these words, “I love you and get great pleasure out of seeing you enjoy what I have given you to enjoy”. This is a pillar of heaven. A true father’s affection for offspring is lived out in the truths of the pillars of heaven. Forgiveness, hope, mercy, life everlasting, joy and peace in a loved and secure heart.
This development went further into the beginning of life’s rich story. I wanted to tell you what I have discovered. The pleasure I received by taking time out to meditate on the Galah’s actions left me with questions … Why? This led me to discover another wonder of creation. A deep expression of awe and gratitude welled up with more love for God.
God created eyes to see and Galah’s to be seen. I love Jesus without shame. He opened my eyes what I had not seen before.
When I see such amazing creativity in life I can only love and respect God all the more. It is true. Set your mind upon what is pure and clean, not on negative press. Your spirit will have a continuous dance. It will dance with joy and peace will reign.
Guard over the thoughts of your heart and enjoy the dance
This is one of the pillars of heaven.
In this image, I further developed my research into indigenous art storytelling from the Australian Aboriginal. I admire Aboriginals and see a lot of wonder in their culture in art and music. What is common to us all is the want for cultural identity. We want to worship something greater than ourselves and tell the story of what our culture speaks.
As my perceptions develop I will include a combination of western fine art disciplines.
Australian Aboriginal art symbolism
I love the vibrancy and symbolism in Native arts, particularly, Aboriginal dot painting. Dot painting is integral to Australian Aboriginal art and recognized globally. On the surface, the dot is simply a style of Aboriginal painting. It is similar to Western art cross-hatching or stencil art.
Exploring deeper into the history of the Aboriginal dot painting you discover a world of camouflage, secrecy, and ritual. What Aboriginal depict in their worship I now use exploring in my visual medium from my culture. I tell the stories of what I see.
I am indebted to God for the Aboriginals hunger in storytelling and the simple use of what is at hand. The supernatural world of Aborigines is made clear in art stories.
I have researched this information from many sources.
Indigenous art inspirations
Dreaming design is outlined with dancing circles. Multiple dots surround the circles.
The term ‘dot painting’ stems from what the Western eye sees when facing contemporary Aboriginal acrylic paintings. This painting style arose from the Papunya art movement in the 1970s. Papunya Tula (The Western Desert – South West of Alice Springs, now venturing further into West Australia) artists used a process which originally mirrored traditional spiritual ceremonies.
Desert soil is cleared and smoothed mimicking a canvas of dark, earthy boards Papunya Tala use. The canvas is prepared for an inscription of sacred designs. The designs replicate movements of ancestral beings (spirits) upon earth.
The Aboriginals wanted to express this spirit world
When the ceremony is complete, painted bodies are rubbed away and the earth is smoothed. This masks Aboriginal secrets which had taken place. The Papunya Tula painting style derives directly from the artists’ knowledge of the traditional body and sand painting. This knowledge is associated with the ceremony. As I understand it, to portray these dream time creation stories for the public requires the removal of sacred symbols. There is careful monitoring of ancestral designs.
Today, with modern technologies and communication systems these secrets have become known to any investigative mind.
My reasons for journeying into indigenous art forms
I am curious about all mankind philosophies and reasons for believing what we do about our beginnings. How do we express our beliefs in the art world?
My goal is taking my discoveries and blending multiple art disciplines into an expression to honor our manufacturer. Jesus the founder and maker of all arrived 2000 years ago with a message of reconciliation. Without condemnation, He gives all mankind hope and revelation of our true roots. Don’t let religion kill what is good.
God loves me without condemnation. He loves indigenous people without condemnation. It is my belief God wants to reveal the spirit world to all. For most, it is a mystery beyond comprehension but it is none the less a reality. It is as real as the sciences we study the music we create and the art we admire.
My quest is to explore and create what I find in cultures and blend through multiple art disciplines. I create to show what is true and shine a light on where we have going wrong. Our errors are invading what God made good for our planet.
Regarding my nieve attempts at replicating the heart of indigenous storytelling in art, I feel it necessary to clarify my motives for those who misjudge my genuine motives. I will complete the disclaimer in 2019 and load it here.
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