The Dreamer by Mark Henson.

The Dreamer

Oil on Canvas
20 inches x 36 inches
© 2014

 The dreamer started out as a live performance painting dedicated to the Dreamtime work of Terrance Mc Kenna and then was finished at home.  The Dreamer dreams of the ocean and  the jungle as soothing waves of nature rocks her soul gently.  The bird sings sweetly, the chameleon, butterflies, symbols of change from one state of consciousness to another, leads her soul to deeper realms

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Eyes of the World.

Eyes of the World

Oil on Canvas
44 inches x 22 inches
© 1993

Everything we see is our consciousness looking back at us.

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Half Life by Mark Henson.

Half-Life

Oil on Canvas
30 inches x 24 inches
©2014

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Many artists eventually paint a skull. “To be or not to be” or somewhere in the middle. Most paint the skull in blue or in dark shadows. This lovely fellow is warm, friendly, almost glowing bathed in the soft light, smiling at the rose in the half full glass; or is the glass half empty? That is the question.

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Gene Pool.

Gene Pool

Oil on Canvas
20 inches x 24 inches
© 2010

A frog swims up out of the universal mud towards the light through the strands of genetic coding across time, reaching for the light.

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Snail Logic.

Snail Logic

Oil on Canvas
60 inches x 60 inches
©2000

There is but one ocean,
it touches us all.
Even a snail knows this.
On the left, the kind beaches of the Pacific
On the right, the Old Growth Redwood forests of California.

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MOONDANCER .

Moondancer

Oil on Canvas
28 inches x 48 inches
©1990

The Moondancer reflects the light of the sun, dancing all the while.
Light as the wind, free as the sky, elated to dance across the universe.

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SCARAB .

Scarab

Oil on Canvas
67  inches x 56 inches
©1971

Ancient symbols remind us of our links with eternity.

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Guardians of the Sacrament.

Guardians of the Sacrament

Oil on Canvas
66 inches x 38 inches
© 2006

Our sacred healing plants have been cultivated, gathered and gratefully used for thousands of years.
We give praise for our symbiotic relationship with our entheogenic and healing brethren plants.
In the bowl we find Aminita muscaria, Copelandia cyanescens,Panaeolus sphinctrinus,
Conocybe siligineoides, Psilocybe,
P. caerulescens, Stropharia cubensis,

A partial list of other enthogens and sacred plants are below
Atropa (Belladonna), Baby Woodrose, Banisteriopsis, , Brugmansia, Cacoa,
Cannibis, Chilis, Coffee Bean, Coleus, Coryphantha, Datura,
Erythrina, Echinacea, Garlic, Ginger, Hops, Ipomoea (Morning Glory),
Lophophora, Lotus Blossum, Mace, Mandragora, , Nutmeg, Papaya,
Peyote, Poppy, Salvia divinorum, Tobacco, Vanilla Bean

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Prayer for Peace.

Prayer for Peace

Oil on Canvas
©1993
43 inches x 30 inches

Pray For Peace as a life style. She sits poised in the ethers, holding the world in her consciousness.

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Into the Void web.

Into the Void

Oil on Canvas
©2013
18 x 24 inches

A provocative gesture invites you to do something you are not sure of. People are lined up, partying up the cliff, then jumping into the…Light? the Void? Is this good? is this bad? As in life, we might not be sure what our destiny is, we join the party, we climb the mountains of life, then it ends, or does it?.

Life is what you make it.

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Lotus Pond .

Lotus Pond

Oil on canvas
20 inches x 24 inches
©2009

A lovely goddess bathes in a temple pond

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Winging On .

Winging On

Oil on canvas
50 inches x 52 inches
©1987

Into the light, winged beings fly to the source.
Some relate a near death experience or passing over with this image.
It has comforted many.
Most humans relate to the light at the end of the cosmic tunnel, at least once.

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Dancing across the Universe .

Dancing Across the Universe

Oil On canvas
20 inches x 24 inches
© 2011

This started as a performance painting at an event. She flies, she spins, she crosses the galaxy in a single bound.She dances as the light in the light.

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La Semillera.

La Semillera

Oil on Canvas
48 x 120 inches
©2012

Sewing the Seeds of Culture

Natural, graceful, simple, creative, all cultures love beauty, music, dance, painting, sculpture, its is the garden of delight, the primordial reason to be, the joyous gift of humanity to the universe.

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TREE INCARNATION .

Tree Incarnation

Oil on Canvas
48 inches x 60 inches
©2004

Even death has found no place in the eternal love of our couple.
Hand in hand they gently lay their bodies down to become the playful forest.
Gently the earth consumes their forms freeing their spirits.

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Restoring the Future.

Restoring the Future

Oil on Canvas
56 x 48 inches
©2010

A family of ocelots plays by a deserted highway as a tree planter restores the landscape. We have made it to the other side of possible  planetary devastation. We now work with nature, seeing her as our divine home.

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Islands in the Sky.

Islands in the Sky

Oil on Canvas
36 inches x 48 inches
©1990

A lone monk climbs a thousand steps to his temple in the sky.

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Spirit Flight.

Spirit Flight

Watercolor on Paper
38 inches x 56 inches
©1983

Spirits joyfully ascend, playing with each other through eternity.

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Wonders of Nature .

Wonders of Nature

Oil on Canvas
66 inches x 36 inches
©1987

The elder contemplates the nature of the universe in a Lotus Blossom
as the blossom opens into many petals
so does consciousness awaken

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Stargazer.

Stargazer

Oil on Canvas
50 inches x 52 inches
©1987

She looks inward to see the starry universe.

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ELEMENTAL ATTRACTION .

Elemental Attraction

Oil on Canvas
26 inches x 42 inches
© 1993

We are drawn to each other as if by a magnet.

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Dualities .

Dualities

Oil on Canvas
36 inches 60 inches
©1975

 

A couple stands united above the face of the goddess.

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Secrets of Touching

Secrets of Touching

Oil on Canvas
66 inches x 48 inches
©1990

A couple takes a walk through eternity

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I Remember .

I Remember

Watercolor on Paper
20 inches x 28 inches
©1993

Directly inspired by the ability to “see” in the psychedelic sense,
This is one of Mark’s finest renderings
of the genetic code of all nature by direct experience.

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Giver of Life .

Giver of Life

Oil on Canvas
45 inches x 45 inches
©1986

This is a very special piece that seems to touch many people’s healing abilities.
It has brought a lot of comfort to many.
A woman contemplates the water in her hands.
She lets the water flow back to the source 
and it magically turns into
tiny figures that bask in their brief new form
The ripples in the source go on forever. 
Water is life; its source is infinite,
yet the forms are temporary.
Life passes through us. 
We hold it in form for a while, 
then we go back to the source

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Rite of Passage.

Rite of Passage

Watercolor on Paper
30 inches x 24 inches
©1985

Meditation on the source rising through your being and the fire of consciousness rising like the sun through your body.

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Astral Embrace.

Astral Embrace

Prisma Color
©1975
58 inches x 36 inches

A spirit beckons to a sleeping elder, protecting the sleeper from negative influences with astral energy of love and light

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ENERGY FLOW.

Energy Flow

Prismacolor on Paper
24 inches x 42 inches
©1990

Creating something out of the pure energy of the source.
This is Magic. This is what we all do, we might as well do something grand and beautiful.

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Lila, Dancer of Illusion.

Lila, Dancer of Illusion

Oil On Canvas
52 inches  x 48 inches
©1990

Lila creates and removes illusion, she dances with a veil of consciousness

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Essence of Creation .

Essence of Creation

Oil on Canvas
50 inches x 36 inches
© 1988

The energy of life pours forth from the female figure
as souls line up to incarnate.

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Headspace.

Headspace

Oil on Canvas
48 inches x 60 inches
©1984

An earlier work depicting the thoughts of a young mans mind.

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Inner Voices.

Inner Voices

Oil on Canvas
21 inches x 21 inches
©1993

The woman is about to enter into a state of communion with the source of all beingness.
As she passes into the light, 
voices of doubt and fear make one more attempt 
to direct her thoughts elsewhere.
What if there is no love?
What if there is no caring? 
Will I be left out?
As the light comes closer and closer,
the unresolved “Inner Voices” fade,
drawing her through the door of consciousness, 
into the love that was there all the time.

Reflections .

Reflection

Oil on Canvas
28 inches 40 inches
©1988

The Buddha face, reflecting our consciousness

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Contemplation.

Contemplation

Prismacolor
20 inches 28 inches
©1990

An elfin figure crawls along the earth feeling the foundation for life

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Crossing The Stream

Crossing the Stream

Prismacolor on paper
18 inches diameter
©1975

A Cosmic view from the bottom of a pond.
A frog is looking up through the water into the majestic Redwood Trees,
The forest goddess is offering her hand to her mate so as to cross the steam of consciousness.