Self portrait inspired by Durga

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This piece was inspired by the Hindu goddess Durga who is often depicted sitting on top of a tiger or with a lion.   Before putting brush to canvas I did ritual work specific to the goddess and set the tone with music, mantra & incense.   Although I had no specific idea of what the end result would be I did not expect it to become something of a self-portrait.  The images came out of the chaos of colors starting with the eyes.  When I look into her eyes I see myself and the eyes of the lion, my sweet dog Buster Brown. This was the first painting of mine that I fell in love with.  The piece itself is 20″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas.

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About Sondra L Scott

Sondra is a Ceremonialist, Priestess, Yogini, & Artist. She’s a Mystic and a Magickian, a lover, a mother, & a grandmother. Sondra has spent her life studying the mysteries of life both natural and supernatural. She is at home in a city as in a field; in a dress or in work boots, she has experienced a life full of variety. For the better part of three decades she has dedicated herself to studying and practicing Eastern and Western philosophy, magic, and religion. She is ordained in the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica. For many years her work has centered around helping people create more enriching and fulfilling lives; and to understand their challenges as well as their gifts. She can be a companion on your journey of Soul.

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