Sunday, May 25, 2014


 See Spots Run!

 "Open Your Heart and Feel That Spirit," Louie Schwartzberg, filmmaker, photographer

Recently I watched Cosmos with Neil Degrasse Tyson.  The title of one episode was Hiding in the Light.

 I was transfixed. 

Inside a dark cave, an artist crouches, studies, sees, knows.  The cave artist was a (glory be) young woman!   A shaft of golden light cut the darkness in the cave then danced and vibrated onto the cave walls where paintings of (gasp) animals were already painted there!

As the shaft of light  played across the walls, the artist rose up and approached the light. 
I got up out of my chair!

Like a cat, I crept closer.

What can she see and imagine?  How can she paint it?  Approaching the walls, the artist took stains from berries and charcoal "paints" in her hands and played with the rock formations, darks and lights formed what I imagined to be a horse.  I love horses!  Then a scene of a horse grazing in the green grass appeared on the screen.  Was this perhaps a horse the artist had seen, memorized, and was now communicating to her clan?

45,000 years ago in the Chauvet Caves of Southern France, artists painted three dimensional animals with correct leg placement, muscular structure and body builds.  Personality, expressions, and feelings danced into the eyes of the animals.  The head and shoulder paintings of the lion panel and horse head group "spoke" to me.

As I watched the cave artist on TV, I flashed back 14 years to arriving at our current home.  Paintings fresh from moving crates dotted the living room.  In a room full of packed boxes, weary, I dropped  into a comfy chair.  Shafts of sunlight appeared through the big window and softly brushed the art work  bringing the painted tree leaves into three dimensional motion!  Sky and clouds danced into living life!  Feeling the vibrational magic that sunlight brings to a piece of art and honoring the ever changing energy-light as it plays across the Earth-School cycle of life brings awe, wonder, and gratitude.

Chessie, the cat, came and rubbed me then investigated her new living room.  Chessie brought me back into the present, shaking me out of my daydream, as well as reminding me of my life long connection with animals.  

 Portrait of Chessie

Before Formal Language, Before Words, Before Writing there was Painting with Light~Seeing and Imagining beyond the Physical World.

On Beams of Light

Pick up your paintbrushes, crayons, colored pencils~have fun with them!   

Dance with Light, and Color~

Chase the Wind!

Comments:  The Archway and the Cave are one.  Both represent doorways into the future-past.  Paraphrased from a friend, Nancy.

"The cave represents security, safety, and magic," Paul.

Related Posts
Paint It Blue (May 2014)  The Blue Arch
Wander and Ponder (Oct 2013)
The Painted Word (July 2012)
Lavender Blue (June 2012)  Everchanging Light and Color

A Strong Clear Vision (Apr 2012)
Running with Horses ( Mar 2012) 
See Spots Run (Mar 2011) The Artist and the Vision

Louie Schwartzberg, filmmaker, photographer, You Tube video:  Gratitude 

Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey series, Neil Degrasse Tyson, explore our wondrous worlds.   National Geographic Channel

Chauvet Caves art work in southern France 45,000 years ago we see Lion Panel, Horses, Cheetah image and more.  Lascaux Caves in France, horses, bison, Hall of Bulls plus ancient Egyptian paintings and writings are both approximately done 5,000 years ago.

Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor 

See Spots Run, oil  painting in sunlight by Dahlis Roy
Portrait of Chessie, photo by Emilie
On Beams of Light, sunlight beam on oil painting by Dahlis Roy