Painting by Matthew Kent (copyright 1995), available as canvas print or framed poster. Depicts a Spirit Walker, bowed deep in prayer and reflection.
The Spirit Walk is a solitary method of examining one’s life through prayer and the ingestion of the Holy Sacrament Peyote. The power of the Peyote glows within her. Firebird messengers carry her prayers into the Universe, and the flames of Holy Spirit appear above her head.
The predominant colors represented in this painting are black, red and white. White represents the virgin, red represents the mother, and black represents the crone and approaching death and transformation. The Chakra points are highlighted in traditional color dots along the line of her spine.
Artist, Rabbi Matthew Kent, is president and cofounder of the Peyote Way Church of God in Arizona. An accomplished musician and performer trained at Temple University, Matthew adapted his musical skills to clay and kilns and has been making and painting some of the most beautiful low fire earthenware produced in the Southwest for decades. Matthew Kent and Anne Zapf co-founded the Peyote Way Church of God along with Rev. Immanuel Trujillo in 1978.