Description The 'Flower of Life' is a symbol found in many ancient cultures. It contains the patterns of creation as they emerge from the source. This painting is a segment of the common form, which is made of 19 interlockng circles. oil on canvas, 38' 48'
Judith Shaw, Albuquerque Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement Judith Shaw, a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, has been interested in myth, culture and mystical studies all her life. This interest, combined with a deep spirituality, figures strongly in her work. Originally from New Orleans, she has traveled in Mexico, Central America, China, Europe and Greece and lived in Mexico and Greece. The passion and bright colors of many of these places have affected her palette and style. Judith has also studied dance, primarily Haitian dance and bellydance. Dance is an important expression of her belief in body and soul as one whole. Much of her work reflects the movement and rhythm of dance. Judith has resided in New Mexico for the past fifteen years. The golden glow of the landscape is reflected in her paintings. She has developed a style uniquely her own which she calls "Mythic Expressionism". Recently she has begun to explore sacred geometry. Her current work combines her older symbolic, figurative work with her interest in sacred geometry.