Sedona’s 1st Light
This contemporary southwest Sedona landscape painting, Sedona’s 1st Light, was inspired, on the first level, by the apparent majestic and magical beauty of dawn’s early Light. The reflections are seen here on Cathedral Rock and its flowing waters below. This picturesque scene is symbolic of the first Light of awareness, reflecting my consciousness on a broader and more personal level. The consciousness awakened me to a new appreciation of the magical beauty and flow of life within and around me that I delight in daily.
History of Sedona
Creation on a deep level
Sedona is located in the Upper Sonoran Desert of northern Arizona. The Sonoran desert where Saguaro Cactus primarily grow. When this cactus blooms at night, which is pollinated by bats and is the state flower, the Cactus Wren that creates holes in it to nest is called a boot. The Cactus Wren is the state bird. The famous red rocks of Sedona were formed by a layer of rock known as the Schnebly Hill Formation. The Schnebly Hill Formation is a thick layer of red to orange-colored sandstone found only in the Sedona vicinity. The sandstone, a member of the Supai Group, was deposited during the Permian Period.