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Acrylic Painting
The Halls Of Shambhala—Migration Over and Around the Gulf of Mexico - Monarch Butterfly, Tarpon, Stingray, migrating birds and fish by Megan Kissinger
  The Halls Of Shambhala—Migration Over and Around the Gulf of Mexico  (2015)
Subject: Monarch Butterfly, Tarpon, Stingray, migrating birds and fish
Dimensions (inches): 120 x 48 x 1.5
Medium: Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Description: "The Halls of Shambhala—Migration Over and Along the Gulf of Mexico." Shambhala is a 5000 year old Sanskrit word that has many meanings. Some say it is a place below the desert that has a replica of every living thing. When one of the replicas begin to glow, it means they are becoming more enlightened and God sends out a spiritual teacher to help that being with the transition. For me, it is a happy childhood memory of the 1970's song by the same name.
I have done some very similar paintings in the past that were inspired by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. 5 years after the spill, I returned to my hometown along the north coast of the Gulf to do a little art business. Little did I know it would be the last chance to see my father before he passed away a month later. I got to spend a lot of time by myself hiking around the places I used to go and just enjoying nature and the company of family around Perdido Bay. The origins of this painting are from this time. When I got home, I had a dream that someone told me that "On the surface, everything will appear to be going along just as it always has been. But in reality, everything has changed. And if you don't pay attention, you will miss it." That was it. not a regular dream, just a message. The very next day the 70's song about Shambhala played twice that day and I got the idea for this painting. Somehow the two are linked. I guess only time will tell the rest of the story. Thanks for making it this far with me.
Wash away my troubles, wash away my pain
With the rain in Shambala
Wash away my sorrow, wash away my shame
With the rain in Shambhala
Everyone is helpful, everyone is kind
On the road to Shambala
Everyone is lucky, everyone is so kind
On the road to Shambhala
How does your light shine, in the halls of Shambala?
I can tell my sister by the flowers in her eyes
On the road to Shambala
I can tell my brother by the flowers in his eyes
On the road to Shambhala
How does your light shine, in the halls of Shambhala?
Original Available For Sale: Yes
Price: $10,000.00 US

Limited Edition Available: Yes
Details: Contact artist for shipping fees and/or giclee print pricing.
Edition Size: 50

Conservation Committment: 10% (Artist commits to donating the indicated portion of proceeds to conservation)
This artwork is dedicated to: Ocean Conservancy  


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