All of my original painting compositions have three things in common: a channeling of Spirit, an honoring of nature and an inspiration from craftsmanship. Most of my pieces to date are inspired by my own antique collection of Western U.S. Native American baskets. This piece, "Prosperity Cloth of the Universe," representing what I call the Overself (Soul, 8th chakra), is thus far the only work inspired by something completely different: An 1870s quilt from Minnesota, the place of my birth and familial origins. It has a double meaning in that feels both like a sheltering, protective covering - like one's Higher Self, as well as the great eternal expanse of the Universe - a source of awe and inspiration. Cosmic, ever-expanding and magical.
(No compasses, straight-edge measuring devices or Photoshop were used in the creation of these images. This is all done freehand.)
I ship canvas rolled in tubes only for larger image sizes - you need to stretch canvas over stretcher bars or hire it done. Large-size canvases stretched are prohibitively expensive to ship.