Spiritual paintings. In turbulent times

I believe if we all make an effort  to use our influence and help uplift the world with our intention, our prayers, sharing our knowledge, our art and our actions, we can make a difference.  

In these turbulent times I would like to share with you my more spiritual pieces, and also the influence behind them.  In my mind, the purpose of art is to help uplift one's fellows.  The paintings here are each about one's ascending and improving.  Becoming more themselves spiritually.  We cannot do that alone.  We are all part of the larger family known as mankind. 

Growing up I was influenced by my mother, who practiced Buddhism. Though I never really took to chanting, I was very impressed with the concepts of the ten realms. I feel these Buddhist concepts influence my art, as they are part of who I am. I was also greatly influenced by my Jewish father. Artist Joe Mallin.  I wonder if I ever would have been inclined to pick up a paint brush, had it not been for my father's artistic influence.   From my parents I learned just how devastating racism is.  They taught us kids not to tolerate racism.   
My father was an airman in World War II. He had to hide the fact that he was Jewish, and they gave him an alias for his dog tags to wear on mission. 
These paintings were strongly influenced  by the works of L. Ron Hubbard.  Particularly the Dynamics of Existence which are described in this film. 
Tying into this is the common sense guide to better living, Click here for the film. The Way Happiness.  The painting HUMAN CARTOON was very strongly influenced by that book.  I tried to communicate the difference between practicing the precepts and not practicing them.  While also incorporating the concept of the 8 dynamics. 
I recently re-studied the book The Way to Happiness. I love that it is a non religious guide.   I felt uplifted, comforted, and actually could see how it could help improve my world and the larger world around me, just by practicing or attempting to practice the precepts in that book.
As I studied the precepts I could see I have many of them in as second nature, but also that I need to work on others. It is a beautiful book.    
I believe if we all make an effort  to use our influence and help uplift the world with our intention, our prayers, sharing our knowledge, our art and our actions, we can make a difference.  
 

With all  my love, Kathy.  Artist

 

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