Sleeping Blissful - original painting
Inspired by the well known tale of Sleeping Beauty, this painting tells a story of that time in someone’s life when they are about to awaken to a fresh start with a new reality, filled with possibilities and the opportunity to become at one with one’s higher self and true calling.
When I painted this canvas, it was a story about when I became vegan. I felt as though I had been asleep for awhile, but during that sleep I was absorbing information and opening my mind to a new way of seeing the world. During this time, the animals were patiently awaiting my love and protection. In this scene, they are gathered around as the awakening is about to start, as a new life filled with hope and promise beckons.
In fairytales, a time of deep sleep is a metaphor for a period of transition. Often it is a ‘coming of age’ as a new beginning is about to start and a character becomes wholly themselves. This painting depicts that time, and is symbolic as a time in a person’s life when they start to transition into their new or renewed purpose. Like a caterpillar in a cocoon, who will someday break out as a brand new being - we all too can become a butterfly once we embrace our soul’s calling.
Acrylic on stretched Canvas (ready to hang)
800 x 800 mm
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