Tuesday, January 29, 2013

'SHI" "I AM NOT THE BODY"

“SHI”

“I AM NOT THE BODY”


Sold. Thankyou Deb!

I love the effect I get when I use earthy, woodsy materials along with the Renaissance Oil painting method I use for my faces. It seems to produce a rich quality that I can’t get with acrylics or other methods I’ve used.

The story I gave her comes from my book, “Grandmother Tree.” The book is out of print at this time but I will soon combine it with my “She Who Whispers” book to create a 3rd edition. “Shi” seemed appropriate for this original mixed media painting. Here is the story:

“SHI”

“I AM NOT THE BODY”

She so bravely bore her illness. Knowing there were those who would miss her in the end and being selfless beyond compare, she spoke these words. “Grieve not for me, for I am not the body. I am the green, fertile earth, the waves merging with the sea. I am the silence of the Himalayas and the eternal vibration of Om…know that I will live forever..for I am not the body….I am the soul.” The word Shi in Zen, written by calligrapher Hakuin, means death…anyone who sees Through death becomes ageless, deathless and Immortal..

~Cheryl Dolby~

“Shi” is 11” w x 14” h and 1” deep. I have priced her at $235.00 and she is available through me at this e-mail or you can purchase through Etsy. Thanks so much for viewing. This is definitely going to be a new series for me.

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10 comments:

  1. Wow! she is stunning. An earth woman for sure.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  2. BEAUTIFUL PIECE! i hear you and said mouthful about all the other ways of using our artwork is INCREDIBLE! we are so lucky to live in a time such as these. i ADORE how the arts have crossed and intertwined with one another. your work is a perfect example! xo

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  3. Cheryl,
    Your creative energy that flows through you is so inspiring. I love the way you wove nature into this piece. It's absolutely amazing...almost as amazing as you!
    Diane

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  4. Just fabulous, I love your blending of nature and art.x

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  6. Shi is beautiful as is your poetry Cheryl :)

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  7. A lovely marriage with nature and your talents! Gorgeous!

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  8. Love the earthy elements in this beauty Cheryl.
    hugs Lynn

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  9. Hi Cheryl! I think this is the first time I see a piece from you that incorporated some earth elements. I love it! The new materials gave your work of art more life and as always, a more interesting story.

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