The Great Mother

Watercolor.

2 Replies to “The Great Mother”

  1. Love this. I like the way you use colors in your paintings. It reminds me of Nicholas Roerich and his use of color. He did mainly spiritual themes and he also has a Great Mother sketch titled, The Mother of the World. It uses beautiful shades of blue, pink and purple, which are the essence of the higher chakras. Have you seen it? Here’s a link to see a selection of his work. The Mother of the World is the fifth one. He also has Madonna Oriflamma a second painting on the same theme which is the twelfth one of the selection. I got the chance to visit his museum when I was living in new york to see the original paintings and they were beautiful. Def recommend you see it if you’re ever in the Big Apple.
    BM

  2. This is a beautiful painting, and actually quite synchronistic to me, something I am finding in a few of your paintings, because this is actually a real place, and I grew up right near it.
    In Goffstown, NH, there is a set of twin hills referred to as Uncanoonuc, which by the original Abenaki, in Algonquin, was said to mean “woman’s breasts.” It is actually as if she is lying down in this very posture, and in her sacral chakra, which today is located in New Boston, NH, there is not only a body of water, but a history of very peculiar things and supernatural occurrences, which I’ve personally witnessed.

    I moved to Seattle, WA sometime around my Saturn return, and a woman, originally from Springfield, MA, asked if I had seen “Twin Peaks,” which I hadn’t, so she took me to Snoqualmie Pass where most of it was filmed. After watching the show, I was a fan, but I was perplexed because most of the theme and elements of the show were occurrences from my childhood in New Boston, or rather close to them.

    This “sacral region” at one point had been commissioned as a bombing area in WWII, where pilots would lob 2 ton munitions from P-47s into the sacral area (where you have her right leg in your painting as a “backboard”). Today the entire area is littered with munitions, and is a scheduled remediation site, I think somewhere in the category of $12 million to fix? I used to fish in that body of water growing up; they closed it down to the public when people began finding more munitions in the area (let alone the stories of people finding they had cancer). Today, the installation it is a top-secret Air Force satellite tracking station. What’s also bizarre is that there are 5 spherical structures that house antenna arrays, yet the original 3 built were built quite similar to the theme/pattern as the 3 pyramids in Giza were built, resembling Orion’s Belt, the distance is quite similar from the Giza Plateau to the Nile as is this AF station and the Merrimack River. Of course the image of the pyramids and the Nile is documented to symbolize Orion’s Belt and the Milky Way. Like in ancient Egyptian, in ancient Mississippian culture, culturally they thought the next stage of life was through the Orion Nebula, into the Du’at, quite researched as well by Danny Wilten with Dante’s levels of hell, the star nursery that certainly is the Orion Nebula, and even the shape of the Nile River Delta. And perhaps we see the same in New Boston?

    The hill at the right knee is known as “Joe English,” and there’s a myth about how it got it’s name with a local “friend of the English” Native American. But, throughout that area, weird things of a negative nature have always happened, like the tribe chasing Joe English probably around the time of King Philip’s war dying while falling off the hill and getting eaten by wolves in the early 18th century; tales of a treasure hidden there; a man approaching a woman he loved but her mother wouldn’t let her marry him not only shooting her and killing her as she walked to teach at a local school house, but shooting himself after, and the local doctor not aiding the man because he felt he should die; weird lights and orbs documented by a woman who lived near the hill and wrote poems for the town centennial in the mid-19th century 20 years after the entire town burned to the ground and only her new home in the center of town remaining unscathed, the town basically running the family out and a Boston hotelier buying up all the remaining properties; early 20th century stock-market predictor, college mogul, and mystic, Roger Babson believed this area to the the century of gravity for the world, creating The Gravity Center here in town–the list goes on, there is too much to describe (and they can be found on the New Boston Historical Society website. Yet, there’s a common archetype that occurs here in history, among so many, and what sticks out to me the most seems to be the sacrifice of the feminine.

    Case in point: in the 80s, a girl from my school bus disappeared, and 2 years later another kid from my bus found her body in the woods. Some claim this case to be connected to the Connecticut River Valley Killer; I used to live New Boston near Mont Vernon, and I would see weird lights at night above the tracking station–the same weird lights that were described in the town centennial, so one cannot blame the AF, because it didn’t exist of course in the early 19th century.

    All the same, your painting has powerful images to this part of the world, and the recurring theme seems to be long-term violation of the feminine, at least in my opinion. Oddly enough, the residents that attend the high school dub it “suicide high,” due to the oddly high cases of high school suicide, and the nearby city, Manchester, is national Ground Zero for the opiate epidemic.

    Anyway, your painting gives me the image of how the indigenous saw it, held it sacred, and lived within it, and that’s a nice feeling.

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