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Crossing the Streams
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Published: January 8, 2011
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Crossing the Streams

"Traverse the streams
From one world to another
From one life to another
An awakening
A new truth
A new life . . ."

2010

Metallic Gel Pen on Illustration Board

owner:
Juan SP Hidaglo Jr
Writer & Healer / Philippines
Image size
880x1800px 2.25 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
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Eugenius330's avatar
Eugenius330|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been studying ancient civilizations and I really like this labyrinth because it stands out to me. I can also see you are interested in ancient civilizations as well. Perhaps these civilizations knew something...
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Lakandiwa|Professional Traditional Artist
Greetings Gene

Yes, I have been a student of ancient cultures for almost 40 years, and it is true many of them knew more about proper living than we do now

Even for many existing traditional cultures, some are actually happier than educated city-folk. And that is just their ways of living, as there is much about ancient technologies and arcana that we have yet to realize for our potential evolution

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then)

Lakan
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Absolutely beautiful. The balance and attention to detail and movement really draw you in.
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Lakandiwa|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Martha

I am glad you like this. It was actual inspired by a meditation ritual I conducted more than 10 years ago :)
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You're very welcome. I had a look through your gallery and I absolutely love the wide variety of multicultural and spiritual inspirations you seem to draw upon and blend so seamlessly. It's very refreshing in a world of so much 'commercial' art. I look forward to seeing more of your pieces.
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Lakandiwa|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again Martha

I do believe in a complete union of faiths (not religions), so I see them all blending together as one. And it also adds that it also all comes together in my being a professor teaching philosophies, histories, culture and art (yep I am part of the 'nerd division' in our College) :)

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
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This is one of the coolest things I have seen on here. It is gorgeous...
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Lakandiwa|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Katie
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earth-listener|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. The detail and colors are amazing. Lovely work.
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Lakandiwa|Professional Traditional Artist
Greeting friend,

This is a very personal piece to me, and its resonance to you does bring me joy.

Salamat (thanks) at Samuli (and until then),

Lakan
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RandomMasterTor|Student Traditional Artist
This, for some reason, reminds me of YinYang. Very peaceful... Nice work!
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Lakandiwa|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Tori

Yes I agree it does resonate that balancing effect of the Yin and Yang
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RandomMasterTor|Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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SilverWynd|Hobbyist General Artist
It reminds me of Pisces which is my sign
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Lakandiwa|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks

Actually my original concept did have on carp, then I realized that the whole work was about two fishes crossing the streams (as based on a vision)
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heidik8's avatar
?how do you have the time? *jealous* !Powerful art you!
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Lakandiwa|Professional Traditional Artist
Actually I'm not so sure how I balance my time . . . less sleep?
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Miskatonic-Jack's avatar
This is awesome! Great idea with the koi (each distinctive, particularly in the face) separated by a labyrinth. I've wanted to make a metallic gel-pen on black paper for a long while.
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Lakandiwa|Professional Traditional Artist
My thanks Sven

As for your your interest in metallic gel pens, I am not so sure what brands are available there in the USA. As for myself here in the Philippines, we have on 1 brand available :)
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Miskatonic-Jack's avatar
You're quite welcome, and my apologies for the late response. You certainly had me fooled, as I could have sworn this was done in metalic gel pens! I got some about a decade ago, still have them. Pentel carries them, among other brands, they sell them online if you're interested.
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Lakandiwa|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the tip

I on the other hand use Dong A pens
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Haku-the-mist-ninja|Hobbyist General Artist
I must have this tattooed on my body... this is awesome!
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Lakandiwa|Professional Traditional Artist
If you do find a really great tattoo artist who can translate this work to skin, do send me a pic :)
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Haku-the-mist-ninja|Hobbyist General Artist
Most certainly! :)
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