In the Tao there is the notion of a fecund center - the great dark animal goddess - the valley. it is a place of primal darkness where there is no light at all and yet.... This
dark universal womb is where the regenerative powers are at their peak and nourishment of the New takes place. This center begins to have a magnetic pull for me after solstice every winter - it wants my attention. I used to avoid it - now I let it have me. This painting is about the way it takes over.