This painting gradually revealed itself over a period of a couple of years
while I was meeting several times a year with a distance learning group
focused on nonviolent living and compassionate presence. This resulting
image seems to speak to the inclusion of both masculine and feminine energies
to support the development of fully compassionate community or presence.
Sometimes, as in this case, I enjoy the looseness and transparency of the “in
progress” view as much as, if not more than, the finished view.