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Crossing the Streams by Lakandiwa Crossing the Streams by Lakandiwa
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
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Eugenius330 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  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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MsLinden Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Absolutely beautiful. The balance and attention to detail and movement really draw you in.
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  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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MsLinden Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  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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Katie-did Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
This is one of the coolest things I have seen on here. It is gorgeous...
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Katie
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:iconearth-listener:
earth-listener Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. The detail and colors are amazing. Lovely work.
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This, for some reason, reminds me of YinYang. Very peaceful... Nice work!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Tori

Yes I agree it does resonate that balancing effect of the Yin and Yang
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:iconrandommastertor:
RandomMasterTor Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It reminds me of Pisces which is my sign
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
?how do you have the time? *jealous* !Powerful art you!
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually I'm not so sure how I balance my time . . . less sleep?
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:iconmiskatonic-jack:
Miskatonic-Jack Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
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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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the tip

I on the other hand use Dong A pens
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:iconmiskatonic-jack:
Miskatonic-Jack Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Cool! I'll have to look those up.
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late reply

Anyway the Dong A company is from Korea, and I don't know if they distribute there
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:iconmiskatonic-jack:
Miskatonic-Jack Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
No worries here. Good to know! You never can tell for certain.
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Haku-the-mist-ninja Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I must have this tattooed on my body... this is awesome!
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Most certainly! :)
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Then you have my blessings to use my work :)
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:iconhaku-the-mist-ninja:
Haku-the-mist-ninja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll post a picture when I get it done. :)
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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MikhailLifirenko Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
i love the art you put out :D
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:iconkrissandra:
Krissandra Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Writer
WOW!!! This is incredible work! How long did it take you to draw this??
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My thanks Krissandra

It actually takes me just a few hours to finish a work . . . but days and weeks before a vision comes :)
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:iconkrissandra:
Krissandra Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011   Writer
Just a few hours? Wow! You are really quite talented!
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My thanks for such compliments

Yet I do give credence to the speed of completion to my decades of discipline in the arts
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Art-of-the-Shaman Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it , Mazes and motion~! You created a wonderful image here my friend!
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My great thanks my friend

I am humbled by such a compliment coming from you
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whispering-destiny Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow just wow bro! i have no other words to say ipset for hypnotic...
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's how I felt after finishing this piece :)
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:iconwhispering-destiny:
whispering-destiny Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That must be confusing than ;p... your mind is very awesome!
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
sometimes i do get confused with all the detail . . . but that is part of the process
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whispering-destiny Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Haha... I get it ;)
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JrClerk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
AWESOME..!! =D
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is especially beautiful - I really like all of the colors in each scale of the fish.
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lauraborealisis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful....strong resonance for me...awakening, yes. :heart:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My thanks Laura

This is quite a honor as I have great respect for your body of works

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

Lakan
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lauraborealisis Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My thanks to you Lakan, for your works and for your kind words.

Bendisyon~

Laura
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krishna76 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
oh i love this one . i think it must be my favorite one you have done yet. the idea of a labyrinth haunts me. it seems apt that we are fish caught up in a pattern grater then ourselves that we will never fully understand. the detail on the two koi is fantastic .
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Krishna

I am glad that my work's intent has resonated to you. I would also like to add that there is a dual meaning to this, as it was an actually event that inspired this work.

A friend and I were meditating on the night before we were enter the mountains of Sulu, into the battle zone. In this meditation, we were seeing the same visions, including the fish crossing the dimensional streams
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