Printed locally with love in the beautiful Comox Valley.
The West Coast Story
There are times in our life when we become ungrounded and feel lost in an endless sea of thoughts and fears. As we get older we tend to lose that connection we once had as children and the magic of the universe fades. For me I woke up one morning unstuck from the world and realized I was not my job, not my name, not my past, not my house, not my mind, not my body, I actually wasn’t sure what I really was and this scared the hell out of me. This grounding is essential for humanity because it connects us with the mother and it allows that life energy to flow through us with each breath. There is no better cure when feeling stressed than going for a walk, a bike ride or a snowboard through the old growth forests of Vancouver Island. Everything is one and when we separate ourselves from it we begin to suffer. The first time I laid eyes on the Red Cedar in this painting, I instantly fell in love with in ancient beauty. Nicknamed, Canada's gnarliest Cedar tree, it stands tall in Avatar Grove just north of Port Renfrew. Thanks to recent work by activists, this Grove containing some of the world's oldest Red Cedar and Douglas Fir trees has been protected from private logging. Resilient and wise, it symbolizes as an island of strength amongst the stormy seas of destructive change.