After years of searching how to express years of visions in my dreams, of how I see oneness with all of Nature, of how I experience Nature as divine love and creative intelligence…I finally embarked on the path to make these images a reality!
My motivation to dive into beginning the Galaxy Guardians Series was driven by the desire to do something special for 2018 Earth Day. My passion to share a solution with others. That by reconnecting on a deeper conscious level with Nature, and sensing the oneness, creative intelligence, and experience Nature as LOVE, we are at least arriving at a more balanced, more satisfying ride on this beautiful planet.
When we fully sense that Nature is loving us unconditionally simply by providing the air, the water, the food, and the materials we need to survive, we can move into a more meaningful relationship with our life source. This in turn, from what I have experienced practicing this mindset, has led to an enhanced ability to have a more meaningful relationship with myself, others, and overall the planet I live on. This has led to more balance in my life, enjoyment, and many more peaceful moments than I had ever dreamed possible. It has also infused a desire to learn more about Nature, identify with Nature, and yes, love Nature back. What if more modern humans began this journey? How would this impact the environmental movement and message of science? Wouldn’t it expand both into an entirely new realm, where learning more about Nature leads to feeling better, while increasing creativity and intelligence?
Who connects with this concept? Let’s go for it, and embrace the Natural World as our Teacher, Leader, and source of Love.
Why this name? Not about the movie series…(unless that helps you sense Nature)
Galaxy – as our reminder of how much larger life is, helping to take our minds out of the day to day challenges to simply ask “How Important is this?” …while realizing we are part of the whole of our Galaxy. Guardians – as in helping us feel empowered to be our natural selves, embracing our natural creative intelligence without fear of criticisms. Helping us feel safe to love ourselves as we are, and, to never be timid about taking a stand for our lives, which is taking a stand for Nature, Earth, our survival. The friendly characters in this series, real, yet humanistic qualities to help us feel comfortable and see their souls – feel and sense Nature safely in a very deeply emotional, physical and even spiritual sense.
Yes I love the movie series, Guardians of the Galaxy, yet I also love Avatar and The Matrix. I have always named my art around my direct sensory experiences…and when I finally saw exactly how to create this series, the Galaxy unified me with my deep connection to the animal spirits I love, respect, and hold dearly as my own personal Guardians. It simply clicked this way for me, my hope is that it will for others.
The stigmas that we have to be living in the woods, growing dreadlocks, or all the other “tree-hugger” names and demeaning, shaming tactics are gone. They no longer have to dominate our cultural mindset. Not only are they outdated, they are definitely no longer serving us well as a species, let alone serving our life source, Earth. The sicker we get, the sicker Earth gets. The sicker Earth gets, the sicker we get. Once we grasp this deal as a symbiotic relationship, and grasp that every breath of air, every drop of water IS Nature issuing us love…hmmm. Seems like it has become a one-sided relationship to me – many could perhaps relate to that scenario?
Earth is still issuing us love, and climate change is merely Earth balancing itself… preserving itself to preserve life. Just like we are instructed on an airplane to place the oxygen mask on ourselves first before we attend to our children (because they need their parents to actually be alive to help them stay.alive) , Earth is merely preserving itself because without Earth, we die, period. We could call this new balanced thinking as maturing as a species, yet it is essentially survival basics. It is our next frontier. The point of my art series is to introduce Nature as our primal love source – so that we are passionately connected to it on all levels physical sensory survival, emotional and spiritual. The real change can begin when we begin to no longer fear changing our thinking around our own personal relationship with Earth, and embrace our natural creative intelligence that we, and all natural beings have. The only thing that separates us from all other natural beings is that we can make up stories – and these modern life stories, my friends, have become extremely imbalanced and have separated us from our natural senses, feelings of oneness, and from our loving relationship with our life source, Earth. We have a gaping hole in our hearts that we try to fill with superficial, short term solutions. Well, Earth is telling us to cut it out!
Loving Nature in this era is plain and simple intelligent, and is loving ourselves first so we are able to love others. If you claim to love Nature, you are essentially claiming that you love Life. We could essentially call that being “pro-life, because Nature is why we get to exist. This is intelligence, sanity, to want to live. Now we simply get to re-claim that long lost love, that deep relationship with our life source, and balance that part of our natural thinking, with our modern thinking. Author Richard Louv calls it “hybrid” minds in his book “The Nature Principle.” Like “hybrid” cars, now our thinking and feeling. It has never been more “IN” to love Nature. So go for it! Galaxy Guardians are portraits of natural beings cheering you on, and saying, yes, you can safely love Nature, and be your natural self without ridicule. Loving Nature is in fashion, is sensual, is living a loving, more peaceful and purposeful life…because, well, we love LIFE! Our species very much is relying upon each of us to love ourselves enough to protect our life source. Sanity.
It is time to feel safe to shine our Natural Creative Intelligence…and know that loving Nature is loving ourselves enough to care for Nature.
And, please share the word, that I am actively seeking partner organization/sponsor/curator/collector to support this endeavor by becoming the proud owner of an Original piece from this powerful series, sharing a powerful message as Nature’s voice.
No 1, Sea Turtles now has a home, thanks for Steve and Kelly Feinstein.
No. 3. Golden Eagle Alex also has a home, thanks to Steve and Kelly Feinstein.
No. 2, Octopus, Venus is still available as a beautiful, sleek expression of Nature’s loving energy.
(I am already sketching up the next 12).
Although not required, I do ask that they might be available for occasional outreach exhibits as they arrive, yet the most critical part is this project receives the support it needs from a devoted Art and Nature Supporter. I am also actively researching and beginning the process of assigning which non-profit organizations to each work, to receive 10% of proceeds to further assist the mission of sharing Nature as our tangible source of love and wisdom.
Please see my videos below, please share to help me find the tribe that “gets” what this project is all about!
These representatives as Galaxy Guardians, are nature’s spirits here to inspire you, to guard you – to help you safely stand for your life, love nature and be your natural self freely without criticism,…to sense nature as your life source, feel its support as love through each breath, each drop of water, and each enchanting, connecting moment on Earth while you get to be here. Imagine learning to recover your natural state of loving your life source, and have the ability to reconnect with your natural relationship with nature, and allow it to support you to fully live and share it as LOVE – creatively intelligent love.
All the years of my work in nature art, design, and research in reconnecting with nature led to my latest discovery of how all could be pulled together to inspire others toward a more authentic, personal, natural balance for a more fulfilling life experience – and, yes, fully sensing nature, our Earth, as our ultimate source of love, life, and contentment. I hope you enjoy, embrace this inspiration that it IS “IN” to LOVE NATURE! Loving Nature IS Intelligent, Sensible, and Sane behavior:)