Each piece of our artwork is inspired by story, for the story is what connects us all.The creations you find here are from us, a husband and wife Artisan team from the Appalachia. We offer Contemporary Folk Art Paintings,Native Flute Music, Eastern Woodland Style Flutes, Folk Art and Spirit Dolls, Gourd Art, Gourd Jewelry, Drums and Rattles, and Animal Totem Stones. Here on our blog you can find the symbolic meanings behind our artwork, and animal totem meanings.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Sunrise on Sacred Lands - Visionary Folk Art by Jeanne Fry
Being fully connected with something bigger than yourself....when every moment of your being breathes in sacredness, effortlessly....when one is committed to living consciously....These are the feelings that I wanted to portray in my newest painting, "Sunrise on Sacred Lands".
As an original piece of Visionary Folk Art, it speaks of the spiritual soul on their journey.
The native woman's connection with Mother Earth is shown by her waking from her sleep, lying nestled in the rolling hills as if they were warm woolen blankets. Her frame drum is her pillow, referencing her connection with the heartbeat of life and ability to stay in the present moment. She is encompassed within the lightning bolt path (energy) that leads her to the Tree of Life and seasons of her spirit.
The Turtle Totem (symbolic of Motherhood) is shown climbing the tree, watching over Earth's children. The majestic Eagle can be seen flying over the water and through the glow of the sunrise. Its importance here, for Creation and the evolution of the Soul.
Faint tribal designs, like etchings, can be seen blended into the background, it subtlety like the wisdom we carry...engrained in our blueprint from our ancestors. And lastly, the prayer feathers standing in the soil next to the woman...for her morning prayers and gratefulness.
As she wakes she is aware of All this, soaking in every detail and thankful for her part in it.