Anahita, 16×20 inches, oil, 12k, 19k, and 23k genuine gold on a hand cut bas-relief on wood finished with resin. Click on the Image to Make Larger.
The sketch for Anahita was first started in Vietnam as I lay in bed with 2 herniated disks in my back from a bad bike ride. My injury has taken along time to heal and it was a couple of months till I could sit down again and for the painting to get started. Anahita is an Old Persian belief, she is the goddess of purity of water and is associated with fertility, healing and wisdom. She is the source of the World River that flows to the sea through Golden Channels to purify them. Enjoy