This wood etching is inspired by a photo taken by Dan Sudia. The finished painting was created for my friend Hawk Follows Closely. It is created on wood with handmade frame. This painting is Sold.
All Hawks are renowned for their visual acuity, with members of the Hawk and Owl family possessing the greatest vision of all raptors. Red Tailed Hawks will utilize this powerful vision while soaring on the wind's currents far above that they may have a broad field of vision with which to discover, then track, their intended prey.
Hawk is the messenger, the protector and the visionaries of the Air. It holds the key to higher levels of consciousness. This totem awakens vision and inspires a creative life purpose. A Hawk totem is filled with responsibility because Hawk people seek the overall view.
They are aware of omens and spirit messages. A Red-Tailed Hawk Totem is special. It has direct ties to the Kundalini, the seat of primal life force. It is associated with the base chakra . If you have this Totem, you be aware of and work toward fulfilling your soul's purpose. It reflects a greater intensity of energy within your life: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual forces will all be strong within you. The Red-Tail Hawk is a permanent totem -- it will always be with you.
Red Tailed Hawk will soar beside the Two-Legged whose own gift of psychic vision may be exceptionally acute. This may take the form of precognitive dreams and/or ~visions~ during which these souls are quite literally able to "see the future."
If the gift of vision is not present from birth, then there will exist within the Red Hawk soul, the ability to pierce the veil that separates falsehood from truth. They will also possess an intensive gaze that can leave those who might find themselves the object of such a gaze, squirming under the penetrating stare.
Equally, Red Tailed Hawk individual, will have the ability to view the broad picture, in much the same fashion that a Hawk can gain a wide view of their surroundings while soaring on the unseen currents of wind as they ride the sky.
The human counterpart will be a believer in the philosophy that all things happen for a reason, and it will be this awareness of the ~Big Picture,~ that will assist both themselves, and those whom they share their gift of keen insight with, through many a difficult time
Pyrographic etching in plywood with hand made frame. Painted with water color, gouache and improvisational use of various color sources.
The painting without frame is 30 cm by 21 cm (11.81 inches by 8.26 inches). The painting with frame is 38.1 cm by 26.67 cm (15 inches by 10 1/2 inches).
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