“The refractor” or “seven of diamonds” original painting
“Seven of diamonds” or “Refractor” by Vajra 2020 acrylic on wood 8”x10”
This painting came from the void. It began as an experiment in decalcomania where one starts with chaos to “see what wants to happen”. After smearing random paints around on this board. Immediately, I clearly saw a dragon staring back at me as his tail trailed and coiled around him. In his hands - a diamond shining light in all directions. Behind him the sun and moon in balance. Above a black whole with souls spiraling around the singularity. And that’s what it’s all about, bringing everything together, synthesizing Sun and moon, light and dark, for it really is ALL here for you. The figure - I feel - is a modified self portrait - guarding but also presenting the diamond path to those ready for the journey.