Blue Smoke Woman represents the Spirit of the Earth, known as Mother Earth, throughout human history and all cultures. What is more important after Covid-19 than to rethink how we treat the planet? Not just the virus, but global warming, weather anomalies, pollution, environmental destruction and wars upon wars. We must create a planetary consciousness and see ourselves as one people, one humanity and a new vision of ourselves.
Art is a form of consciousness alchemy. Regardless of the motivations when one starts as an artist, over time, the creative process as a transformative effect on the individual. Most all veteran artists say, “I paint the truth” if you ask them what they are doing. Over time, the artist learns the truth about themselves. How many of us know ourselves much less than the world we live in? An artist not only reveals his or her soul but the soul of our society, our culture? Art reveals who we are. How do you understand a long-lost culture? You look at it’s art. Art also changes the culture by evolving its perceptions. Art reveals humanity. It uses illusions to reveal truth. And truth transforms us. Art is consciousness alchemy.