Monday, August 16, 2010

sprouts, inspired by and dedicated to CPE and Abi

This painting was inspired by a book by Clarissa Pinkola Estes and my dear friend Abi.
The book is called The Dancing Grandmothers. To BE Young While Old, Old While Young.
She gives such a powerful and beautiful Tree-analogy in it.
I try to translate a bit of it:
She says, even when a tree gets cut down,
after a while in most cases it will have new sprouts.
In this (daughter)sprouts the tree will live on.
She claims that every woman has a guardian deep within (roots),
which no matter what happens to the woman is available and can be activated.

Abi told me this:
...It was of a tree stump, with an axe stuck in it, and from the end of the axe handle, leaves had begun to sprout… the remembered life-force of the tree had traveled through the head of the axe, and flowed up into the handle…


I intend to share this picture for free with anybody who gets some strength or whatever out of it. 
So, if you would like to have a high resolution file (printable up to posters 90 x 70 cm) just send me a private message and I will give you a link to download it.


water color and colored pencil on paper,
64 x 50 cm

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