Markers on colored paper, 20×15 (52×39 cm), 2015



Warrior—Man-Lion. You are the king of all living creatures and the king of beasts. You take in all aspects of being. Birth and Death—friends of Eternity—live in your embrace. The bird Sirin opened her wings on the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Her eyes are open on the wings of freedom. The Warrior holds a twig-tail, growing through the universe. Strong hands-branches keep the nest with treasure, and there—souls waiting for incarnation. Life celebrates life. Warrior, crowned and reaching skyward to the Creator, you tread firmly with your soft paws on the mother Earth. Dwell in my heart, guard me!