I was recently commissioned to do a painting on glass, using an old window frame as the substrate. The request was for something with a native American art feel to it. I revisited a design that I had created several years ago, inspired by my studies of North American native arts.
Contained within the Circle of Life are Bear, Eagle, Salmon, Human, living in peaceful co-existence and interdepent on each other. Spider has also passed by as we see the web she has spun, inside the top of the circle. Represented are those creatures that walk on four legs, those that swim, those that fly, those that crawl, and those who walk upright.
We humans are very small within the context of Nature, and dependent on the natural world for our very survival; and yet we have caused such havoc. This circle is intended as a symbol of healing--a symbol of Spirit; the spirit that inhabits all life on earth. We are all interconnected. We are all one.