Opening The Ways by Gabriel Tamaya

Opening The Ways

Opening The Ways riding song lines into the land…

This is another painting from a series of smaller works on paper looking at journeying deep into the local land for guidance and teachings.


‘Crossing the stream
icy waters rush fast and sharp
round me, through me
I leave no footprints
standing poised at the crossroads
neither here nor there.

Reaching far down
deep into the depths
of Mountain’s roots
tentatively feeling for her song
laying coiled in the stillness
I pick up my drum and reply…

The song of a thousand mothers
resounds deep within my bones
growing, louder and louder
until I can contain it no more
shattering my temporal vessel
I am borne forth on the song stream
at the opening of the ways.’


Wishing you all a luminous rest of your week. 🙂

Prints available here.
Opening The Ways
Mixed Media on Paper | 11″ x 17″ | Original For Sale

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