South African Merkaba drawing

The Merkaba: An ancient sacred geometry symbol of unity

They say patience is a virtue. This new drawing took almost exactly a month! This is “South African Merkaba: Healing Meditation.”

The Merkaba is an ancient symbol of unity and protection and appears in spiritual traditions from many different cultures. In meditation, it can be used to connect to one’s higher self and generate light and goodwill that can also be extended toward others.

This was made during my recent artist residency in South Africa. The blue patches on the left and right represent the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The colors were mixed with water from both oceans. It’s said that ocean water is especially healing/unifying because of the many lands and people it comes into contact with. The patterns in this drawing represent the speakers of South Africa’s 11 official languages and the landmasses depict its nature and biomes.

I’m a big fan of the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and really just wanted to make something he’d maybe like.

Read more here.

So what are your thoughts on this sacred geometry piece? Or maybe you have an idea for a new global creative visualization? I just started a new “Fruit of Life” sacred geometry drawing…

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See more videos on my artist residency and how my new drawing was made here and also on my Instagram feed (where I post work in progress)

And the Art Print Winner for January is…

Unity. Earth Dance Meditation | 18 x 18 in. | watercolor pens and acrylic on vellum | 2022

We have a winner for the January art print giveaway! Congratulations to Kathleen B. who won a watercolor fine art print of “Unity. Earth Dance Meditation.”

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Well, that’s all for now.

Until next time…


P.S. See more work in progress and pics from my latest artist residency by following me on Instagram or sharing your own art and experiments in my private Facebook Creativity Group. See you there!