This beautiful guilded painting by David Hewson, Mother Earth, is 4 X 8 feet and was installed, on the 9th of January, in the entrance of a heart center for a hospital in the United States. David Hewson started it about a year ago, inspired by a doing a native ceremony outside of Cusco, Peru.
David Hewson’s unique artwork carries within it the heart and beauty of the Amazon Jungle, in which he lives, and its inhabitants: plants, animals, people and mythological beings alike.
“This work derives from a personal vision I had while communing with the Orejone Indians. They spoke of the water spirits in certain forms, and through their stories I envisioned a masculine serpent entwined with a mermaid.”
“Ayahuasca is an ancient traditional medicine that induces visions and can lead one to deep insights and great personal revelations. Once, during an ayahuasca ceremony, a native came to me in a vision and told me to use my abilities as an artist to show ‘my people’ (Americans) the beauty of the Amazon, and also make them aware of its ongoing destruction.”
More of his art can be found on his web page amaruspirit.org together with links and information about the other aspects of the jungle… the uglier truths of contaminations, roads buildings, injustices and deaths. His older website is at www.davidhewsonart.com