This painting was inspired by exploring and reading about dreams and
how different cultures through out our times have used dreams to find
answers they seek. Many cultures created sacred places where one would
go and dream safely. There were different ceremonies involved, depending
on the culture.
Dream Temple is my idea of a sacred space created for dreaming. The
temple itself was inspired by my exposure the decor of some of the
old/ancient cathedrals I visited in France. They used magical symbols,
cycles of the moon and deep spiritual blues, gold with rich reds. The
cheetah are the guardians and guides of the dreamer. They serve a purpose
both on the physical realm and on the dream realm. The flowers and
incense are fragrances that sooth body into sleep. Being surrounded
by water brings the subconscious closer and the high snowy mountains
in the back remind one of the realms where one's answers may lie.