I began this with Violet when we were in Egypt for The Great Convergence festival at the Great Pyramids. It was quite a time. The face is modeled on Akhenaten. Some feel that Akhenaten introduced monotheism to the world by consolidating the pantheon of Egyptian gods and declaring there to be only one god. I think it was more of a consolidation of power. In any case, this was someone who had declared that, to get to 'heaven' (or 'onwards' anyhow) one had to go through him/his god. So this painting is a reminder that we are each our own gatekeepers. It is up to us to open the door and step through.
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