This is the first version of the painting, the second was painted on top of it. Both versions are dated 2003. Versucum is a Latin word meaning verse, or canto. The five dryads sing gently to heal through the circle of chacruna leaves; they transmit love and healing energy. These fairies accompany the plants of the rainforest.
They represent the five outer senses, and the many inner faculties which are derived from them: intelligence, consideration, knowledge, discernment, spiritual perception and wisdom. In the central circle the celestial aspects of chacruna are represented by the circle of leaves while the ayahuasca vine represents the Earth.
Details of original Size: 51cm X 64cm / 20.1' X 25,2' Gouache on Arches paper