24x36 mixed media on canvas. This piece deals with end of worlds, mysticism, and human nature when faced with extinction. Wovoka was an late 19th century prophet and religious figure who founded the Ghost Dance religion which included a ceremonial dance, which held the beliefs of regeneration of the earth and restoration of earth’s caretakers, native Americans, to the former life of bliss, with the violent and swift expansion of the USA a major threat, the desperate and dwindling Indian nations looked to Wovoka as a savior of themselves and their way of life, it was the end of their world and they clung to radical beliefs.
In dealing with the magical ghost dance that summoned ancestors to aid and dance. The other person is another prophet and founder of a mystical religion. Aleister Crowley was a prominent occultist and founder of Thelema. The minor accents all reference Hermeticisim, the world beyond sight. Traveling through portals.