From the Ashes 2018 Acrylic on Canvas 16”x20”

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“From the Ashes“ by Vajra 2018, Acrylic on Canvas 16”x20”~ Sold to Private Collector

“From the Ashes” is the first painting I made since the Thomas fire burned down my home and studio. I went back to the burnt ruins of my former home and collected a charred beam of wood from the rubble. I ground it down to powder, mixed it with acrylic medium and used it as the back background for this painting and two other Phoenix paintings.

My hope was through doing so I would capture some of the ‘rise from the ashes’ energy going forward in life. Interestingly, the day I completed this painting was an energetic turning point after which things actually started getting better.