“People of the Sun” oil painting by kayti sweetland rasmussen
What is this painting asking us: Are we blind to Life’s possibilities? Are our lips sealed to prevent the dissemination of heretic thought?
The rising sun is obviously our touchstone, without which we would forever wander in the terrors of darkness.
Now put this in the context of today’s life.
Do we stumble through life without taking every advantage offered us in the way of work, play and love?
Are we quiet in the face of dissention? Do we keep our opinions to ourselves for fear of disagreement?
The sun gives new life, light, warmth and hope.
Possibly the painting is saying “The darkness is over, it is a new dawn, and you can escape fears of the night.
8 thoughts on “PEOPLE OF THE SUN”
this one wakes up every pagan fiber in me inherited from my Greek half. What beauty, it does make you want to worship the sun. Agia Helios.
Yes I had pagan worship in mind when I painted this.† No matter how civilized people become, there must always be the mysticism of our pagan ancestors present.† Thank you for your compliment.
Extraordinary painting, Kayti. Magnificent!
Thanks Norelle.† I’m glad you liked it.
Consciousness takes shape as contrast defines.
Sunlight blinds vision of the cosmos,
focuses attention on illusion of impenetrable matter.
Sun set, darkness bares enormity of time and space.
I love this poem Leroy.
Dawn becomes the glass
Which transforms reality
— Lory O (Ted’s daughter)
Lovely Lory.† And after all, aren’t we all “mirages”?