February-March 2003 Hobart Tasmania
The two faces represent Ma’at on the left, the goddess of and archetype of truth, justice and cosmic harmony; and on the right, Isis, goddess of life and magic. In their hands they hold an ostrich feather (“shut”), which is the symbol of truth. In the afterlife of Egyptian mythology, the soul comes to judgment after a journey through the duat, or netherworld. The heart of each person is weighed on the scales of Ma’at, or truth, balanced against the weight of her feather. If the balance was unfavourable, the soul was thrown to Ammat, a cross between a lion, a hippopotamus and a crocodile, and was devoured, never to return. If the balance was favourable, the soul entered a real of eternal paradise according to their nature and Osiris’ guidance.
Thanks to Moira Timms for hieroglyphic translation assistance
"A SACRED MOMENT IN TIME"
This painting is a “little sister” to “Kandinsky’s Astronomy Lesson in Lemuria (moment of Neshen window)”, and was done in Christchurch NZ in July of 2002. It is approximately two meters square.