“Light and Sound”

The original symbol of life and death
“The Birth of Pheonix” by ShivaSly The original symbol life and death

Once upon a time there was a girl  named “Light” who was the  daughter and keeper of time and space. One day “Light” decided to wander through the dimensions to see what existed in other realms. She found a dimension filled with color and stopped to admire its beauty.
She suddenly realized that it wasn’t just the brilliant colors that had pulled her into the new dimension, but something which she had heard. Curious she found herself hypnotized and in swift pursuit of the strange calling. Louder and louder the calling thundered in her ears urging her on; until she turned a corner and stopped in her tracks.

Hypnotizing by ShivaSly
“Hypnotizing Sound” by ShivaSly An abstract image of “Sound”

There on a hill stood a boy who seemed to glow brightly, and with his back to her he continued singing a song that flooded everything around him with color; his very presence made all of the beings near him dance and laugh with joy.
“Light” felt moved and called out to him asking who he was; upon hearing her voice he turned, smiled and said his name was “Sound.”
“Light” was mesmerized by “Sound’s” beauty and voice, and wanted to learn all that she could about him. She stayed with him in his dimension for some time enchanted by him, and him with her, until she told him that she must leave, but would return one day to him.

Our universe as first light breaking through the darkness
“A Star is Born” by ShivaSly This piece is to represent what our universe looked like when first light broke through the darkness

“Light” continued on with her journey through the many dimensions learning all that she could about the other universes and galaxies. “Light” found a world filled with illusions and adventure, and she became rather content there; until one day when she felt an aching pain within her heart.
“Light” felt a stirring within, as if something was urging her to turn back in time, and as she turned around she began to remember her past.
“Light” decided she must leave immediately. As she moved through space and time (with a feeling  of her essence fading) she searched on and on with an awareness of impending dome which held strong to her chest. “Light” pressed on as fast as she could, unsure of what was happening, and feeling quite drained she decided to stop and rest; upon doing so a vision of “Sound”  formed within her mind.
In the vision, “Sound” told her that he could no longer wait for her and needed to leave his dimension and begin on his travel to the next dimension.

The Glory to the ankh is on display at the Billings, MT "YAM" (Yellowstone Art Museum)
The Glory to the ankh” by ShivaSly The Ankh is the symbol of light and life “The Glory to the Ankh” is on display at the Billings, MT YAM (Yellowstone Art Museum)

“Sound” kissed her head in the vision and as he did an image appeared on “Lights” chest.
As the vision disappeared “Light” awoke and knew that “Sound” had left his world.
“Light” sat in silence accepting that her friend was gone and bent her head feeling sad that she had been gone for so long. Then an image caught her eye and she saw the gift that “Sound” had left behind for her.
“Light” looked up and shed a tear and put her hand to her chest where “Sound” had left a symbol of the bond they had on her heart.
“Light” felt honored, and to commemorate “Sounds” essence, “Light” created another image and placed it alongside the symbol he left on her chest. “Light” vowed to wear both images through infinity.
Light and Sound have remained bond throughout time, known to all within the secret teachings of the universe, as the symbols “Aum and Ankh”; Sound and Lifeforce.
In dedication to my Spiritual twin:
The Artist Formerly Known As “Prince”
Love
Nikki I Shiva

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism using Fractals

Abstract Expressionism is a form of symbolism. Expressionistic art relates to our physical world and distorts it for the sake of creativity. Abstract art attempts to be separate from the physical world altogether. But the reality is that people connect with art by relating to it in some way, so there was a need to define a new art movement, hence the creation of abstract expressionism.

Abstract Expressionism by ShivaSly™

Abstract Expressionistic art by ShivaSly is unique in that the artist Nikki Shiva believes that art should create beauty and upliftment. Facilitating happiness, creativity, passion, and beauty is the goal of Shivasly art. Since abstract expressionism is meant to evoke emotion, it follows that the emotions an artist would desire to evoke in others should reflect love. In order to stay connected to that inner harmony, the artist uses fractals derived from mathematics as a foundation for her abstract expressions. The expressionistic aspects of her art appeals to the viewer by drawing relationships to the relative world while the abstract aspect expands the creative mind to connect it with the spirit. The result is a naturally euphoric feeling of well being.

SHIVA SLY "ANIMAL SPIRIT"