Gods and Demons
“Gods and Demons” is a continuation of the theme, “Abode of the Gods” (above). The local Sherpa people see (or project) their deities in the high mountains of the Khumbu region and Mt. Everest. The mountains are viewed by those that live beneath them as the givers of life but also, at times, the destroyer of it. And it is true. The snow melts and runs down their steep slopes and supplies drinking water and food for millions of people. For many, they nourish the spirit as well! But on any given day they can snuff life out in the blink of an eye. I painted this piece on an overcast day when the clouds can give the rock formations an ominous and even threatening feeling. On careful viewing, one can find hidden images of gods, goddesses and demons.
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I am Dave McNally, and I travel the world to paint and hike. Here are some of my experiences.