Triangles is my most recent abstract painting. After painting squares and then circles, I thought to myself, “Why not triangles?” Once I painted the large triangle on the center of the page it brought to mind the great pyramids in Egypt so I painted two more. I was painting over the July 4th weekend and started thinking about what I had learned while painting the Lion’s Gate in relation to the Giza Pyramids a few years back.
The ancient Egyptians viewed the star Sirius as the bringer of new life because Sirius was newly visible in the sky at the time of the yearly flooding of the Nile River. They depended on the flooding to fertilize their lands. From July to August, Sirius lines up directly with the pyramids in Giza. Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, it follows Orion, the hunter in the constellations and is sometimes called the dog star.
Secret societies, such as the Masons, have used Sirius as the symbol of their directive; to guide, protect and lead those who seek light. Many of the United States founding fathers were Masons, perhaps that’s one reason that the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th. As the brightest star in the sky, it represents the highest aspiration to truth and service to others, in short, the best we can be.
In the painting I painted rays from the star streaming down. Certainly right now in the USA, we need all the help we can get. The COVID numbers keep going up here in Georgia. Stay safe everyone and enjoy the dog days of Summer!