Reflections surround us—in the mirror, on water and in the people we love. These are versions of ourselves that constantly change as we grow. Recognising this is an essential part of the human experience. We are a reflection of our surroundings and our experiences. The painting you see celebrates these different versions of us. When you turn the artwork upside down, it reveals the same bird, but with a different view. It is a part of a series titled Reflections, which captures the different stages of a soul’s journey.
In this painting, the artist depicts a bird on the verge of flight. This is a reflection of the early stages of our lives. The bird represents all of God’s creations, every soul that has had the good fortune of being born on this Earth. At the beginning of life, the soul is pure, untouched by harsh realities. It cannot wait to go out into the world and experience happiness and fulfilment. This painting depicts the start of every soul’s spiritual journey to the final destination—to become one with the Supreme Being. The bird will be guided home by the eternal light that it is surrounded by.
This painting is a reflection of where we all begin. The untainted version of us that is often lost along the way due to difficult circumstances or traumatic events. But this loss of path is temporary. With a little patience, perseverance, and positive thought, a lost soul can most certainly find its way back to being the soaring spirit that it once was.