I stumbled across this film about the Mayans’ ancient prophesy and was moved by it: 2012 – The Mayan Word. Their prophesy is not so much to do with the end of the world, but the start of a new era from December 2012 on. I like their view of time being cyclical. The film contains some potent footage which must strike a chord within us all – despite our differing cultures and religions. A plea for the ‘triumph of the human spirit over forces of darkness’… ‘we are digging our own graves…’ Recent ‘natural disasters are man-made’.. Autonomy rather than oppression.. ‘All join forces to regain our ancient wisdom’.. ‘Live a simpler life..’ ‘..unite’ as a ‘collective consciousness’ to ‘transform so that the positive prevails’… Time for a rebirth.
I made this piece at the start of this year, entitled ‘New Beginnings’. This month I sold one of the eggs with tentacles to a good friend, who is painting a mammoth series about the Book of Revelation. It certainly seems to be a critical time right now. Time for some meaningful resolutions. Along these lines, ideas of cycles, renewal and rebirth in my work are flourishing. I hope to present these in a Solo ‘Love, Loss and Renewal’ in 2013.
Here’s to our New Era 🙂