1990, 24 X 30 oil on linen.
Our daughter, Zena, was born November 15, 1988. Astrologically she is a Scorpio,
very passionate and curious about scary things. In this painting she pulls from her center
a rainbow sphere, a heartdrop of spiritual potentiality with the Tibetan syllable Ah.
The Ah is used in the Dzogchen teachings as a symbol of primordial purity. Joyful
children radiate this purity and spontaneity, free from conceptual thought, but it is not
integrated or stabilized as true realization; that only comes after the conceptual mind
has developed and been transcended by spiritual practice.