The Silk Road Series
This is a series I painted over postcard sizes towards the end of the year of 2018. The inspiration of this series, comes from my passion in learning about Central Asia. The beginnings of the foundation of human civilization. The earliest form of Globalization.
The Silk Road are path ways from the east towards the west that linked up merchants and many travelers. Aware of the war that has commenced in these lands and the wars that still goes on today, but to learn about the treasures of these land such as its arts, cultures, tales and many more is an avocation I place very close to my heart.
I have lived in the Middle East, during my early professional life. I have spent almost 6 months in an ashram in India and recently I have visited Nepal to pay respect and take refuge in caves that a great Tantric master passed through.
There are so many more places I haven’t yet seen, and I plan to pursue them with my living partner in divine timing.
Travelling the silk road and studying its merit, taught me about valuing the culture and its history. To walk through paths that have been passed on by countless of people, through the span of 5000 years is an experience to not only truly cherish but most of all respect.
It is the central world where the heart of humanity ignites and beats. Through its vast lands and great spirit, one can truly humble the self to the spectacular creation of nature and man. – Zora Trias
I have been very fascinated about the conquers of Genghis Khan. I still feel this part of our history is superbly underrated. I recommend reading the book “Genghis Khan by Frank Mclynn.
-Spices of the world
We eat like pigs today, that we hardly appreciate the origins of the spices we consume. The spices of the silk road through thousands of years were harvested with respect, and most of the time a form luxury to those who live far away from were they were made. From the Souks of the middle east, the colorful flavors of India and the diverse herbs of the Oriental. The process of making spices, has been a passed on by countless of generations. Before we actually taste them, what a better experience will it be when we are truly aware that they are not mere commodities but are a form heritage for the people who kept their makings alive.
– The Desserts
Back then only caravans and animals such as camels, donkeys and horses can pass through the dessert lands of the Silk Road. In the pursuit to do trade, transfer artifacts and to educate the west or the world of places hardly visited by a civilized men. The heat of the dessert is what makes a man who travels it, appreciate water and its living force. But it is the night sky of the dessert, that one can transform itself from a traveler into poets.
– The Cathedral in Red Square
This painting signifies my love for Russian Art and Russian history. Russia is like the bridge of the west and the east. Because of war, so much of its art and heritage were destroyed. This lost, has a distant reason that troubles my heart. I will elaborate more about this one on my other series called “The Shadow of the Mother of Russia”.
– The carpets and textiles
The Silk Road formulated its name by the history of the silk trade. The art of making textiles differ from many land, yet authentic ones can truly tell part of the story of a culture.
– The monastery in the Himalayas
There is countless of ashrams and monastery erected in many Asian countries. Buddhism and Hinduism is a religion that have traveled throughout many Asian countries. If there are more than a few temples erected, then one can only expect that there is also a monastery erected not very far.
-A door of Morocco
Morocco’s very center spirit is filled with rich history, I suppose that begins with a colorful door.