Aqua oil on canvas, 14″x18″
The Moon Roses is a series of seven paintings inspired by the seven energy centers in the body known as the “chakras,” which in Sanskrit means wheel or circle. When the chakras are in balance, they are like beautiful flowers in full bloom. When they are out of balance, the petals of the blossom are drooping. I wanted to paint each of the chakras as a lovely rose since the rose is known to have the highest vibration of any flower. I used the full moon as a backdrop, not only to pop the color against the white of the moon, but to represent the energy of the chakras that spins in a circle. I used gold leaf for the stars. These Moon Roses are a gift to you, if meditated on visually, will help you balance and strengthen your chakras so you may always be in full bloom.
Manipura is located in the solar plexus, and it represents our autonomy, the power of our will as well as personal power. It also governs our metabolism. As the power chakra, this is where we both take in power from others or give our power away to others. This chakra color is yellow. We will experience authentic power, freedom, accomplishment and abundant energy when this chakra is in balance.