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Ocean Dharma

Ocean Dharma opens up a mesmerising portal of meditative visual swirls – inviting one’s consciousness to plunge in a free-dive deep into a blue hole, trusting the flow of breath and surrendering to the gravitational pull of the sacred ocean sanctuary – a vast cathedral full of wonders and mystery. 

Ocean Dharma is Elle Divine’s third solo art exhibition and is part of the SOS: Sacred Ocean Sanctuary series – a creative endeavour and her commitment to honour the sacredness of the sea. 

This exhibition highlights the tripartite pillars behind the works of Elle’s creative, wholistic process.

Art for Conservation. Her assemblage of works shed light in the call for more actions to help protect the ocean ecosystem. When one’s consciousness is in “oneness” with the ocean, one will protect what is sacred and beautiful.

Art for Spiritual Vitality. Her abstract expressionist rhythm and flow fused with meditative “dotting” is integral in the vital practice of centering one’s body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Art for Healing. Her intention is to radiate only “the good, the sacred, and the beautiful”. As an energy healer – being a Reiki and Seichem Master herself – she extends healing transmission in each of her paintings with heartfelt intuition.

The paintings vibrate and extend the never-ending creation of the kosmos. The confluence and intermingling of colours; the sensuous and radical expression of the motions of the paints are reflective of the sphere of the sea and the echoes of the furthest astronomical nebula, the so-called “star nurseries” of outerspace. 

And within the inner space, these works pulsate a frequency of healing as there is an intuitive and instinctual stream of energy that emanates from each of the paintings – such as layers upon layers of meaning to be uncovered in each and every moment of “oneness” with the works.

The works can surprisingly trick the eyes if one stares much longer and as the saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” 

With its visual splendour, one can look at it for hours until recognisable shapes emerge that brings forth a memory and triggers the emotional field; it radiates and exudes healing vibration that activates the cellular consciousness of the body; and it is imminent to see the cross-intersection webbing of sacred geometry that is magnified through minimalist white swirls dotted with infinite, infinitesimal specks of energy seed pods – white dots that signify as “boundless drops of a boundless ocean” or tiny giants of zooxanthellae – encapsulated in a nucleus of sacred wholeness. 

Ocean Dharma brings to light compassionate creativity enlightened with purpose and meaning.

with Love,

 

 


 

Ocean Dharma: Queendom Stella Maris  (Spirit Guide and Protector of the Sea)

Ocean Dharma: Queendom Stella Maris (Spirit Guide and Protector of the Sea) | 36 x 49 inches | Acrylic, enamel, gold leaf on canvas | 2019 (Available to purchase US$ 730)

“Star of the Sea” is a female protector and guiding spirit of the sea. In the folkloric tradition, she endeavours her presence in the “Queendom” – the sacred waters that supports life on the planet. She also embodies the presence of the Virgin Mary in sacred heritage. 

Painting this work has brought back memory of my pilgrimage adventures to Turkey, Egypt, Israel, South of France, Italy – where her Light Essence resonates to pilgrims of the land and sea. 

May this work shimmer the healing light of the “Star of the Sea”.

Zooxanthellae: Ocean Light Force Energy

Zooxanthellae: Ocean Light Force Energy | 30 x 31 inches | Acrylic, enamel, silver leaf on canvas | 2019 (Available to purchase US$ 595)

Zooxanthellae. This word sounds alien to me, yet when I learned about their role and existence in the whole ocean ecosystem, I was astounded by their magnificence and critical importance for the survival of the wondrous web of Ocean creation. 

Zooxanthellae dwells in the presence of light and multiplies it as life force energy for ocean creations. It is the intention for this painting to radiate the same light to all and may we extend as light-bearers for ocean conservation.  

Whale Dreamer: Gentle Giant Fluke Splash 

Whale Dreamer: Gentle Giant Fluke Splash | 30 x 31 inches | Acrylic, enamel, gold leaf on canvas | 2019 (Available to purchase US$ 595)

The humungous presence of the gentle giants of the sea are a wondrous sight to see. Even more when one humpback whale breached out of water right at the front of our boat and I had that instant, “eternal” eye contact with the whale – a thud of energetic frequency enveloped my whole being. Cetaceans – whales and dolphins – are powerful spirit animals and in the mystic schools, it is said that they retain the balance of the sea world through their whale songs and help align the axis of the planet within the orbit of the universe.  

This painting reminds us to wave out our fluke and dive deep into the blue.        

Zooxanthellae: Crown Jewels of the Living Sea

Zooxanthellae: Crown Jewels of the Living Sea | 30 x 31 inches | Acrylic, enamel, silver leaf on canvas | 2019 (Available to purchase US$ 595)

Zooxanthellae are light sensitive algae that affects the colour frequency of corals and help indicate their health according to the presence of light and other elements. 

When we see corals, we see zooxanthellae. They produce colour pigments that bring to life a spectrum of beauty and health for a “Living Coral” – celebrating the Pantone of the Year.   

Paz del Mar (Sea of Peace)

Paz Del Mar (Sea of Peace) | 30 x 31 inches | Acrylic, enamel, gold leaf on canvas | 2019 (Available to purchase US$ 595)

“Sea of Peace” is the ocean pool we all want to dive into – to immerse and emerge into purification of being. This painting anchors the balance of “oneness” in alignment to one’s dharma – life’s meaning and purpose. 

I know that this painting embraced my being as I flowed in the painting process of it. I was nestled in the bubble of peace and stillness. And may you experience the same calming effect through this work. 

Zooxanthellae: Tiny Giants of the Reef Colony

Zooxanthellae: Tiny Giants of the Reef Colony | 30 x 31 inches | Acrylic, enamel, silver leaf on canvas | 2019 (Available to purchase US$ 595)

Zooxanthellae. Infinitesimal plant-like organisms that mutually exist together with the corals and also having gigantic functions in the whole web of our life-giving ocean planet. 

Tiny, yet giants in the scheme of creation. Remember.   

Dharma Mandala: Nucleus of the Mystic Sea

Dharma Mandala: Nucleus of the Mystic Sea | 30 x 31 inches | Acrylic, enamel, gold leaf on canvas | 2019 (Available to purchase US$ 595)

Our lives wheel around the infinite Circle – floating in the cradle of the mystic sea. When we surrender in the ebb and flow of life’s intention, we allow ourselves to freely swim ‘round the Mandala – having to experience all emotional tides; feeling the ecstatic joy in moments of happiness; the blues when we are sad, yet allowing our tears to drop into the ocean’s embrace of deep loving-kindness. It’s all that is and let it be.  

Transcendent Incantation – I

Transcendent Incantation – I | 30 x 31 inches | Acrylic, enamel, gold leaf on canvas | 2019 (Available to purchase US$ 595)

Dolphins are intelligent, happy creatures of the sea. This painting channels their way of “seeing” beyond their sparkly eyes – and it is through their extra-sensory ability known as “echolocation”, a built-in power to feel the vibration frequency of the ocean. 

This work exudes the sacred geometry and sound spectrum of the dolphins ability to navigate the mystery under the sea. It definitely brought heartfelt joy painting this work.

Transcendent Incantation – II

Transcendent Incantation – II | 30 x 31 inches | Acrylic, enamel, gold leaf on canvas | 2019 (Available to purchase US$ 595)

Dolphins are intelligent, happy creatures of the sea. This painting channels their way of “seeing” beyond their sparkly eyes – and it is through their extra-sensory ability known as “echolocation”, a built-in power to feel the vibration frequency of the ocean. 

This work exudes the sacred geometry and sound spectrum of the dolphins ability to navigate the mystery under the sea. It definitely brought heartfelt joy painting this work.

Ocean Dharma: Nautilus Spiral Nirvana

Ocean Dharma: Nautilus Spiral Nirvana | 48 x 62 inches | Acrylic, enamel, gold leaf on canvas | 2019 (Available to purchase US$ 1,117) Click to enlarge image

The Chambered Nautilus characterised a distinct sacred geometry and it is a living fossil that has survived in the earth’s oceans for the last 500 million years. This work echoes the spiral frequency and resilience of such creation.

Being held a sacred symbol for esoteric heritage, it transpires the way to “nirvana” or awakened enlightenment. It remains a powerful metaphor in the continuous evolution within the depths of Dharma Mandala. 

This painting instills the “strength and grace” in the spiral flow of Life. 

Infinite Orbit ‘round the Ocean Blue 

“Infinite Orbit ‘round the Ocean Blue” | 48 x 62 inches | Acrylic, enamel, gold leaf on canvas | 2019 (Available to purchase US$ 1,117) Click image to enlarge

All of creation orbit ‘round the planet ocean. Imagine yourself like the blue whale encircling the Pacific Ocean; the eagle that flies above; or the planes and ships that circumnavigate the seas for life’s adventure. 

It shows that the ocean connects us all – living and non-living; spirit and matter; love and peace. This painting shows the infinity of never-ending creation and the force for good, sacred, and beautiful – living our “dharma” as compassionate and kind hueman beings.


 

PRICES

If you wish to invest on the pieces, please see below:

30 x 31 inches works – US$ 595 each

36 x 49 inches works – US$ 730

48 x 62 inches works – US$ 1,117  each

Please note the works are gallery wrapped canvases. For international shipping, we may suggest to roll the canvas for safe and secure delivery. Shipping not included.

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“OCEAN DHARMA” | MARCH 16 – APRIL 03, 2019, MAMUSA ART GALLERY, ILOILO CITY

Australian abstract expressionist, Elle Divine, lives on the island of Negros. She is an active creative fellow in the community having exhibited and joined several community-oriented art activities. She is an alumna of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop and has performed for the VDay’s “The Vagina Monologues” – a theater advocacy play by Eve Ensler. Elle had shown her works in several cities in the Philippines including shows at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Gallery in Intramuros, Manila.

#elledivineart #oceandharma #sacredoceansanctuary #mamusaartgallery

 

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