Chris Berens

Snow & Alaska

mixed media on panel
18 x 13 cm 2020

Snow & Alaska are companions, rivals, each other’s opposites and reflection. Where there’s one, there’s bound to be the other not far behind. Sometimes in plain sight, sometimes hidden away and sometimes disguised as the other. The one you feed is the one that will get on top.

ALASKA is compassionate, loving, generous, truthful and peaceful. SNOW is her perfect opposite. They are both in need of attention, as they live within you. Alaska should be given nourishment and support. This way, she will gain strength and become your steady companion, your guide and protector.

SNOW is in need of care and consideration, too. When you calmly pay attention to Snow, acknowledge her existence and take her for what she is, she will lay down next to you as a watchful shepherd.

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