Forest Dance – Arutam

I’ve been working on my latest painting .. I love the evolution of the work through difficult or ugly phases and then seeing the essence of the painting come through. What started out feeling simply as a dance between two forms in the forest has evolved to embody something of the spirit of the forest in Ecuador. The Achaur people call her Arutam and this is one iteration of what she looks like to me. I feel that this one is almost there.