Gathering Sap

Tony Hendrick's avatar Tony Hendrick

I had shared an event called “Invitation to Love” on Facebook inviting people to join at a specific time to hold a space of love. My son expressed discomfort when he saw the event show up in big purple letters in his newsfeed. At what age did it become not normal to openly express the energy of love? Nature invites us to taste the sweetness of Source energy through the rhythm and change of seasons. During a specific window of time in early spring, freezing and thawing happens between night and day generating the flow of sap from roots back to branches.  Gathering the sap combined with heat and the release of steam creates a natural sweet treasure. The colors of this painting appear unnatural at first. Yet, when a viewer steps away, softens the eyes, allows the colors to just be there, and experiences the gentle vibration of energy created between each color, it begins to feel very natural, real and normal. This is the energy of LOVE which is our natural state.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
  • Width: 81 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 64 inches