DescriptionSolar Eclipse Series This picture is part of a set, which was inspired by the solar eclipse which occurred on my birthday this year, 22 July.The series is about spiritual transformation, about returning home to your soul and inviting the divine white light into your soul to inspire new growth. Solar Eclipses represent a cleansing of thinking that no longer serves you. Removing the old wood and making way for new growth. It is a cycle of growth. Dark Night of the SoulThe first picture is the dark night of the soul, a time of rejection of god and of divinity, a time where you lack hope and think that you know better than to trust that everything will be ok, because you believe it wont. You believe that you are unworthy of love so you do not love yourself and you do not love god. Darkness is only the absence of light, and that is what is depicted in this imagery. The woman fades into darkness, the picture is still. But she is not completely gone, there are glimmers of light, flickers of hope. The divine does not abandon her but waits patiently for her realisation. Such a realisation can only come from her, for she has free will and must find her own way home. Solar AwakeningThe second picture in this image represents dawn, a new day a new beginning and inviting of light. This is a blessed time, a time of opening up to a cleansing, a time of searching for meaning. A time where belief grows, where energy grows. You are encased in a cocoon of light. You are incubated in light. You are waiting. Nothing has changed expect for your perspective, you are no longer the damp soil, instead you are the seed, lying it wait, in anticipation of growth.Solar EclipseBefore you can grow you must release. You are willing to grow but you must also be willing to release. Without the release there is chaos and confusion, an endless battle between your outdated thoughts and your new beginnings. Instead of starting your new life, instead of climbing your
Rebecca Tedder, Fremantle Member Since September 2009 Artist Statement I believe that Artistic expression is an important means to help people reconnect with their authentic or higher selves. Meditation/prayer alone can be too passive to truly capture our energy and passion. Art awakens the soul because it speaks the language of the soul!
I am young a self-taught spiritual/fantasy artist who lives in Fremantle Australia. I am also the founder of an organisation called Your Creative Centre, an organisation that aims to provide a nexus between art, motivation and spirit. I sell inspirational art prints, gift cards, fair trade products and my own affirmation cards which have a bit of a funky twist. I also run intuitive art workshops to help others create inwardly focused art. I also do commissions from time to time for meditation CDs, spirit portraits and goddess portraits.
Before stating this creative journey, I was a young up and coming lawyer, who had wrapped her creative spirit into a little ball and put it in a box somewhere I couldn’t remember. I got a job in a top tier Australian law firm and pretended to be a lawyer for 4 long years.
But on the inside I was a creative spirit with a vision to share with the world. My authentic self was vanishing inside the walls of an office and my frustration was growing because I wasn't living my creative dream!
The little creative spirit inside me was screaming out to share its inspiration with the world and then one day I decided to stop dreaming and start doing it!
I love to use mix media and take a somewhat unconventional approach to create spiritual images. I use everything from house-paint, pencils, magazine clippings and also digital art techniques to create my pieces. I love to rework my art into new images using layering and see everything as connected which I like to illustrate in my art. I never plan out my art work because it allows me to freely express my soul, and affirmations or inspiring words that I am guided to share with others.
Rebecca has degrees in Law and Psychology, and an internationally recognised Diploma in Spiritual Art. She will also be undertaking the Angel Intuitive Course offered by Doreen Virtue famous spiritual author in November this year.