NUBIAN GODDESS by Gary Michael Evans, 2018, Acrylic, Oil, Casein on Board, 35"x57"/ 90x145 cm. This is one of several paintings in a series of meditative, transcendental experiences. The Goddess activates her light-body. She is infinite, existing in all space and time. She goes into the center of the Earth and to the farthest reaches of space.
Marduk conjunct Chiron. This painting is about unconditional compassion for everything, the guiding principle. What will be our action towards the earth and all the beings on it and therefore ourselves? There must be an integration of dark forces and the light. This is how the entire universe has emerged. #moredark #morelight
MESSAGE FROM THE KOGI by Gary Michael Evans
MESSAGE FROM THE KOGI by Gary Michael Evans, 2018, Acrylic, Oil, Casein on board,
I spent a month backpacking in Colombia back in 2014, I was honored to be invited to a mountain blessing ceremony, that was being attended by the indigenous Kogi Mama's (priests) I spent so much time sleeping on the earth, being close to the heartbeat of the planet, participating in community and village life, included as a child of the planet. I have never felt so at one with the natural world. During my stay, one of the Mamas told me that I have an urgent message to deliver.Please read this following excerpt By Louis Mejia for Labyrinthina.com, All Rights Reserved. "We work to take care of the world.
We respect the Mother Earth... [W}e know that the land is our Mother Earth.
If we plant an orange tree or any type of tree and then dig it up by the roots it will die. Digging out the earth’s gold is the same thing. It could die. We’ve all heard many stories that the world is dying. Why is it dying? It is because they have robbed so many tombs. The world is like a person. Robbing tombs, stealing its gold, it will die. We don’t take out the earth’s gold. We know that it is there but we do not take it. We know from our divinations that the advice of the Mother is not to take the gold. We know where it is but we decide only to make offerings to it.
How is it that we are able to live? Without blood we cannot live and without bones we cannot walk. Here all the Mamas [teachers, custodians of Kogi cosmological thought] are in agreement about what it is we are going to say and how to speak. If i cut off my foot I cannot walk. When they [the Younger Brothers, us] dig into the earth and take it’s gold it is the same thing....Gold has it’s own thought and it can speak. It is a living being. They must stop stealing it.
If they take all the gold the world will end. The Mothers of banana trees, of all the trees and of all the birds, they have all been stolen. They are cutting off the flesh of the Mother’s body. They have taken everything. They have stolen the spirits of all things from the Mother. They are stealing the very spirit and thought of the Mother.
It is the mountains which make the waters, the rivers and the clouds. If the trees are felled they will not produce any more water. We do not cut down the trees that grow by rivers, we know that they protect the water. We do not cut down huge areas of forest like the Younger Brother does, we cut small clearings for our fields. The Mother told us not to cut down many trees, so we cut very few, tiny patches.
If the Younger Brother keeps cutting down all the trees, there will be fires because the sun will heat the earth.... We are the Elder Brothers so we have to think clearly.... Younger Brother, stop doing it. You have already taken so much. We need water to live. The Mother told us how to live properly and how to think well. We’re still here and we haven’t forgotten anything.
The earth is decaying, it is losing its strength because they have taken away much petrol, coal, many minerals. Younger Brother thinks, Yes! Here I am! I know much about the universe! But this knowing is learning to destroy the world, to destroy everything, all humanity.... The Mother is suffering. They have broken her teeth and taken out her eyes and ears. She vomits, she has diarrhoea, she is ill.
If we cut off our arms, we can’t work, if we cut off our legs, we can’t walk. That is how it is with the Mother. The Mother is suffering. She has nothing.
Does the Younger Brother understand what he has done? Does he?
THE OVERSELF AWAKENS, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"
THE OVERSELF AWAKENS By Gary Michael Evans, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"
This painting represents my awakening to a higher sense of purpose and perception. It is about non -duality, that we are indeed made of the same stardust as everything else in this universe. It is about finding inner peace and the great power in stillness.
The archetypes of Gods and Goddess live within us, Shiva and Aman-Ra have been very influential in my awakening, so this painting is dedicated to those beings. It is over 4 years of paintings being painted on top of painting. It wasn't ever finished or right. I could never get it done, but I have finally pushed through those barriers. There are many paintings underneath this and you can see them through the layers of glazes. "I know not what I am; but I know what I am not. That way I am un-bound. This is the path to freedom" -Lord Shiva
DIMENSIONAL SHIFT, 2017
DIMENSIONAL SHIFT By Gary Michael Evans, 2017, Acrylic, Oil, Casein and Board. 30" diameter
Inspired by an actual shift in Dimensions that I traveled through, what an experience! You can't put the veil back once you have seen what is on the other side. This painting changed my vision, it was incredibly hard to look at for long periods of time, but it was something that I HAD to do. Enjoy your trip!
RAINBOW HAMSA, 2017
RAINBOW HAMSA By Gary Michael Evans, Acrylic, Oil, Casein, Turquoise on Board, 2017, 30" Diameter
Protection from all Evil! This multidimensional artwork was made possible by really going deep into the rainbow spectrum and utilizing thin glazes of oil paint. It is much more vibrant in real life. I honor the symbol found in at least two cultures. This is uniquely my version.
PRIEST OF ATLANTIS, 2016
PRIEST OF ATLANTIS By Gary Michael Evans, 2016, Oil on Board, 12"x16"
Ancient Future memory serving as a Priest of Light during the time of Atlantic. This painting was done over the course of three weeks at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Artists seminar at the Torri Eco Village in Italy, 2016. I learned this style of painting from my teacher, Amanda Sage. It is in the Mischtechnik that her teacher, Ernst Fuchs utilized with a successive layers of hatching in white tempera and many glazes of oil.
THE FIERY RAVEN, 2014
THE FIERY RAVEN By GARY MICHAEL EVANS, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 16"X 20"
The painting serves as a metaphor for a period of my life where I was finally really able to love myself wholeheartedly. It stands for rebirth into the new world. It came when I decided to live authentically in every moment, and to really try to live in the moment. This painting came at a time with the realization that I am the only one who can really make me happy, or sad or any other feeling.
The Elf King, acrylic on canvas board, 2017
Self Portrait done while at an art retreat taught by Autumn Skye Morrison on Gabriola Island, Canada.
Rainbow Jesus, acrylic on canvas board, 2016
Self Portrait done while at an art retreat with Autumn Skye Morrison in Bali, Indonesia.
Seed of Life, acrylic on board, 2015
The wood grain on this sanded plywood board helped me along on a journey of exploration between two worlds.The watery world and the desert world. I painted this in about 4 hours at Cascadia Festival and before I thought I had finished it someone bought it. They love it just the way it is.
Earthearts Family, acrylic mural, 2017, Williams and Shaver St. Portland, Oregon
This is a family portrait of me, my partner Deva Serene, and our son KumaRa Sage. It is about 8 feet tall and over 12' wide. The earth painting in the middle was done on board.