“Every river has a source. In many ancient traditions, the source of a river is sacred and pilgrims travel to these places in search of new beginnings. The maiden drops rose petals as offerings in hope for new beginnings for all of us.” – Michael Parkes
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In The Source, the artist paints a semi-nude maiden scattering rose petals from a precipice. Her trusty entourage of swans watches over her as she offers petals in the hope of new beginnings. Parkes relies on a dreamy, muted palette of rich browns, pearly whites, and vintage golds. Purposeful brushstrokes highlight his technical artistry at work.
Like the Ganges or Whanganui River, water bodies hold deep religious and cultural sentiments. Centuries later, pilgrims still flock to these rivers to fulfill an enduring tradition.
The maiden in Parkes’s painting underscores the transformative, healing nature of water. In essence, this life-giving element holds powers that many even to this day regard with deep reverence. The Source demonstrates the beauty of ancient beliefs that resonate deeply with cultures around the world.
$2,500.00 – $3,500.00
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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