Rituals by the Callanish – Oil on Canvas – Omay Lee 2019
It is thought that the ancient Callanish stones on the Isle of Lewis was once the place for collective ritual and ceremony under dark moonlight, of asking for solutions. Rituals and sacred ceremonies are places where cultural transformation might occur. In ancient practices, ritual was used to create and maintain religious, cultural and social structures. The idea of the liminal experience is central in the undertaking of ritual. This painting was inspired by the red-robed rebels of extinction rebellion.
Meditations in the Rain – Oil on Canvas – Omay Lee 2020
A red langur in the soft rain.
In times of disharmony, might that place of watchful awareness mediate a deeper climate action? Here is the red langur (presbyter rubicunda) in its habitat in the Borneo rainforest, contemplating its future amid the chaos.
Soul Bird – Oil on Canvas – Omay Lee 2019
The soul lies between the spirit and the earthly essence of ourselves, a luminous fragile light within the darkness, a winged creature of the depths. Ancient Chinese philosophy believed that we possessed both the earthly essence and spirit essence – soul was the intermediary between the two. How to bring the depths of soul making into our everyday lives in order to live in better communion with the earth?
Floating through the Shadows – Oil on Canvas – Omay Lee 2019
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of thy peace..
The floating castle of Barra, finding its way through the darkness…
Contemplation – Oil on Canvas – Omay Lee 2020
Sentience was never our private possession. We live immersed in intelligence, enveloped and informed by a creativity we cannot fathom~ David Abram
Shadows of the Earth