A thousand threads: what this drawing means
I was recently in an art show called A Thousand Threads and was required to do a little explaining….
Imagine a thousand delicate threads connecting all things. If we were to feel theses energetic threads and how they connect us to all living things we would exist in a state of oneness.
What is it that stops us from feeling this blissful connection to all living things? Why do we experience this “one with the world” feeling as fleeting or not at all? This drawing is a literal translation of this idea and talks about connection and disconnection.
I use the king and queen in relationship in this visual story. Their crowns float above their heads telling us they are not a literal king and queen but a representation of man and woman. Their hearts are fiery to show passion and are connected by a thread. It is not a direct thread, but one that meanders throughout the picture and a natural world of beauty. The meandering is meant to represent the difficulty of true and direct heart connection. The snakes that wrap their bodies show the kundalini of negative emotion that blocks each from truly “seeing” the other and the world. The king sings and butterflies come out of his mouth only to be intercepted by the queen’s snake. The queen creates beauty, as roses emerge from her palm only to be eaten by the king’s snake.
The needle in the kings hand is meant to represent hope. It is the starting point of the thread and is a symbol of the power we all have to create our own connections and reality.