The creation of chaos,
Our beginnings, there are so many interpretations. The story of Adam and Eve was one that fascinated me. I grew up with it and the unanswered questions and sheer wonder around what it must've been like to be the first human beings where what inspired this painting.
What was it like to be on this planet - experiencing life all around in the Garden of Eden?
And what was it like to be thrust out of there? It seems a harsh punishment for disobeying.
My mind wondered into all of it. The first taste of deception, the first lie is such an incredible concept. Imagine not knowing any evil. In the story of Eve - This was the setting.
No knowledge of evil. Just the act alone of being told NOT to taste the fruit from a certain tree and then doing it would be the onset of the world of sin. First, the feeling of guilt sets in, then shame. She wanted to hide the truth in hopes that it would disappear. It never does. The only way out is through the light of truth.
In one deceptive moment having another dimension slammed down onto a world of such peace would be like the very first cloud of darkness.
God always knows what we're in for, and this was the beginning of our journey. We had to know the other side of the coin to understand in full force the real depth of true love. It is all a part of growth. I don't think we would be such beautiful creatures without all that we go through.
Eve is experiencing the shift into the next dimension in this painting. She travels through the ring of fire, experiencing for the first time the gates of hell.
The beginnings of all of our adventures were bubbling in her DNA. I imagined them as space - like nebulas floating by in her oblivious state. Creation is so much more than we know.
The truth does set you free.
Free to experience ALL of life.