Round 2
Opening the Heart:
The Re-Emergence of the Sacred Feminine

acrylic on canvas, 2008, 80 x 100 cm


This is the second set of 26 "Heart Opening: Re-Emergence of the Sacred Feminine" paintings. I had intuited that I needed to paint the first set of 26—which seemed like a very large number of paintings—four years before they finally emerged in May 2008 in an explosion of creativity: 26 paintings in 26 days. However, immediately upon finishing them, I knew that I needed to paint another 26.

I was able to get back to Ust-Koksa in July 2008 and paint six more in 4 days. And I returned to Russia in November to paint the remaining 20, in a similar creative explosion. I discovered, to my amusement, that the way I was reminded about the intensity of the process what that I required twice as much water every day—about 5 quarts a day.

All of these paintings, "Heart Opening: The Re-Emergence of the Sacred Feminine" along with my two previous series, are now hanging at "Beluha Portal." The doors there are open to you, should you pass that way. Photo reproductions are available and proceeds support cultural sustainability in Altai (see

Artistís Statement

What is "sacred feminine"? And why would it be "re-emerging" at this time?

The sacred feminine can only be experienced or felt. It cannot be readily expressed words, because words necessitate the linear thought patterns, while the sacred feminine is multidimensional.

So, there are no words for these pictures—no titles, no appropriate descriptions. These images are archetypal, which means they are all already familiar to our inner worlds. We have a "gut" response to them. Any attempt at explanation is secondary. The feminine simply IS.

Fundamental changes in the energy soup of our universe are now manifesting in our physical reality, as forces ruling our existence have begun the inexorable pendulum-swing back from the extreme masculine polarity toward balance.

These paintings offer access into this change.