Description This unique artwork reflects a prayer. The symbolism joins together with intention and meditation to create a picture. This prayer was for compassion. Ultimately the image of the chimpanzee came from a dream about the picture. There was a news article years ago about a small boy that fell into the great ape area of a zoo. One of the gorilla's held the unconscious boy until handlers could reach him. I began looking at the eyes of monkeys and apes after that....
Jill Guntur, Rhinebeck Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement I am the author and artist of "I AM A PROMISE: a Practical Guide to the Soul's Journey"
I am an astrologer and teacher. My practice is called "Strength Based Astrology TM"
Having grown up in the southwest with strong native influence, I began drawing symbolic artwork at the age of about four. It remained my private, meditative practice until I moved back east to work at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. From there, my practice evolved and my work began attracting the attention of others.
The series for my sacred art gallery was initially prayers to accompany chapters in a book I have written.