A collection of painted works focussing on the Pleiades/Matariki Star cluster, known by many ancient cultures as the "Seven Sisters". Support paintings for Anneke's Masters of Creative Practice. Acrylic and gold leaf on board and canvas.
At the end of 2020, an ancient prophecy was to be fulfilled by a collection of 12 indigenous elders at Uluru in central Australia. A Pleiadian prophecy. The prophecy claimed that on the 21st of December the activation of an ancient box of Pleiadian crystals would be found and activated at Uluru by the 12 Aboriginal wisdom keepers to whom this sacred knowledge had been handed down to over millennia of generations.
I didn't know about this at the time of doing these paintings and was actually somewhat confused by the Australian outback like landscapes, but went with it. And whether the prophecy is true or not I was fascinated by the implications that it might be, that this knowledge connected so intrinsically to the "Seven Sisters" story had apparently so safely guarded by the elders for so so long. The ceremony did go ahead, a global meditation took place, the results of which however are yet to be disclosed.
A bold pastel pallet of deep tangerine, bright turquoise's and punchy magentas are beautifully balanced and aligned, highlighted with hints of gold leaf detail portraying the stars and their earthly representatives.