The Medicine House Series: Something Sacred

September 12, 2018

The Medicine House Series: Something Sacred

The Medicine House is one of those series's that I will probably work on for the rest of my life, and will never finish the series as it can't be done...not in a human lifetime at least. It can't be completed because it began before me, and will continue after me. I am merely the current storyteller of this sacred truth.

The series consists of lessons, stories, medicine contained within each painting. Medicine of virtue, light, love, kindness and compassion. It is the "what we need" for those in need even if they don't know exactly what they need.

The symbols represent containers, baskets, "houses" as I like to call them. They are the physical interpretation or manifestation of the sacred...medicine. Medicine comes in many forms for many reasons. It can be as simple as a smile or (in today's society) as complex as a surgery.

Language is a useful tool, but has it's limits. We use words like "love" or "medicine" but it's easier to understand these things through experience versus through vocalization. I do my best to represent these subtle truths in the series to honor my ancestors and the sacredness of all things spoken and unspoken.




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