Amidst all of these places and moments an idea popped into my head while arranging flowers one Saturday morning for CSA. Beth and I were discussing the joys of floral arrangements and how there are many ways one can receive nourishment, including tasks as simple as appreciating the beauty of a flower and it's placement within a bouquet. I was drawn to the idea of nourishment and what that means to be nourished. I began thinking about energy and how every living thing on the earth returns into the circle or wheel of life, a neverending transferring and transforming of energy from one being to the next- every death resulting in new life or energy, every life nourishing another life. At this point I decided I wanted to paint something about nourishment and transformation.
The colors of the garden reminded me of the colors used to represent the 7 chakras. The chakras are like wheels within the human body that transfer and transform energy from within the individual out into the world or vice versa. I decided that I wanted to use different types of fruits and veggies to symbolize the chakras throughout my painting, each plant representing a different level and type of nourishment from the earth.
This painting is about nourishment of mind, body, and spirit... allowing oneself to be a vessel of energy like a flower- taking in light from the sun, allowing the bees to drink the nectar you have created, and pollinating the other flowers around you with the beautiful and nourishing gifts you have grown.
This piece is a culmination of the energy and nourishment I gathered while at Taproot Farm. I leave it behind... to share with all of you what I have grown here.
Made with love,