Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Pachamama by Jassy Watson
This painting emerged as a response to the passing of my dearly loved Pop. At his memorial the celebrant spoke about the journey we all take home upon our death, and the eternal love and peace that we are held in. His words were comforting and touching, yet death brings with it a renewed deep pondering of life’s big unanswered questions. Who really came to take Pop home?
I stood staring at this very large blank canvas. I asked out loud in a stern and demanding voice – who came to take Pop home? I heard a booming voice, so loud and clear I looked around to see if someone were there: PACHAMAMA!
Pachamama is the Supreme Goddess honored by the indigenous people of the Andes including Peru, Argentina and Bolivia. She is referred to as both the physical planet Earth as well as the universal Feminine Energy in time and space. Her name literally translates as Pacha – meaning world, land, earth, universe; and Mama, meaning Mother. She is the Mother of the World.
Here she represents our eternal oneness with the earth. The red roses inspired by the roses Pop had in his garden. Pop appears as the blue spirit butterfly on the right, symbolic of his transformation. Pop’s last breaths became Her sacred breathe on which he was carried home, back to the earth and into the arms of the Great mother, eternally loved and comforted.
From Her we arrive . . .and to Her, we shall return.
-Jassy Watson, She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality