Recently I visited the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago -
"Prayer to Durga Mata"
8" x 10" mixed media encaustic on board
And the 2nd Presbyterian Church of Chicago -
2.5" x 3.5" mixed media encaustic on paper
I also visited the Bahai Temple in Wilmette (photo soon to become a painting) -
Although it wasn't a temple, I visited the Vodou Exhibit at the Field Museum this week.
Photos from exhibit -
The exhibition featured sacred objects and even included short movies of Haitian rituals and ceremonies, I felt like I was in a sacred space. And it opened my eyes to a different way of praying, using objects to create the seduction of evil vs. good. It also educated me to how the Haitian people found ways to triumph over slavery, from love to sensuality to courage through the personification of spirits known as "Lwa".
30" x 22" watercolor on paper
It takes time for me to process shifts in my creativity and I am not sure where I will go from here.