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Nature's Prayers: Wolf's Prayer, Bee's Prayer and Whale's Prayer

Laila Kujala's avatar Laila Kujala

Nature’s Prayers: Wolf’s Prayer, Bee’s Prayer and Whale’s Prayer is a call for environmental protection. The wolf and the bee are representatives for the earth with its various biomes and the whale is calling for help for the oceans. All three female figures represent Mother Earth. Nature has been very important to me since I was a child, a place to connect with Mother Earth and contemplate on the Universe. This piece reflects my deep connection to and love of nature as well as our need to do a better job protecting it. I painted these pieces on live edge wood incorporating as much natural wood as possible. I love the uneven edge, the grain and all the imperfections on the surface of my wood “canvases.” I try to feel a connection with the wood and it usually gives me answers to what it would like to have painted on it. The gold in my paintings represents universal love, the invisible world and the life force that unites all life.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1"
  • Medium: Mixed Media on Live Edge Wood
  • Width: 60"
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 77"