The Messenger is a vessel for an idea. The messenger in this painting is an Elk. The Elk symbolizes strength and peace and how they coexist in an individual. This is in part the message he carries, but he also represents nature, the ever fluctuation pattern of the universe.
The rising sun has created a moment when the female energy of the moon and night are equal with that of masculine energy of day. The Elk has traveled from the sun carrying the feminine energy of nature and creativity into a new day. The message is also about the unification of all that exists. The realization of this truth within ourselves and in turn our society will bring about balance in the natural world.
The messenger attempts to realize the implication of existential unity, waiting for the time when he may share what he have learned. In this way he will ascend to the role of teacher and so must we all attempt to embody our truths and ascend to our highest potential.
• 20.5 mil thick poly-cotton blend canvas
• Hand-stretched over solid wood stretcher bars
• Matte finish coating