Mysteries of Creation

by Kiernan Antares

#15P-028-84

24″ x 24″ Acrylic

on Gallery Wood Panel

Artwork Statement

One of the ultimate mysteries of creation is the life force contained with a seed. When planting a garden we cover the seed with rich soil in order to allow it to gestate. Soon, it blossoms into a triumphant plant, bursting forth from the ground and reaching upward to the sky. The metaphor of the seed is applicable to every aspect of our lives; the seed of knowledge, the seed of truth, the seed of consciousness and on. This piece has powerful healing properties symbolized by its pure, white bursts of light, which embody the seed and the power of transformation as they blossom out of the dark earth. They are elixirs helping one find inner resources, such as courage and strength, for overcoming self-destructive patterns and emotional dependencies that undermine self-confidence. True liberation may follow, as the soul gives rise to the luminous purity of the essential self, reborn.

Mysteries of Creation—with close to 40 layers, became a meditative process inspiring me to create awareness of the beauty of being true to ourselves and casting aside doubts that only serve to keep us living small. The use of lines create added depth and dimension—represent our many aspects and layers of growth. ‘Go boldly forth!’ this piece says.

Come, Great Mystery, come
I breathe in
your tendrils
of light

and love cracks open
a space
for soul to speak.

I would be the sky
I would be the wind
the sun, the ground

to lift you higher, and
grow you stronger.

I am calling you.

Live the breathings
of your heart
with surety and fortitude
that others may gather their presence

and illuminate the invisible
embrace of beauty.

~ Kiernan Antares