The Heart of Compassion was painted early on in my heart art painting career as a way to express my deep gratitude and appreciation for men and women of the world that give the gift of love, unconditionally and bring to light a beauty in death that is sometimes overlooked and seldom celebratory.
This multicolored contemporary acrylic painting of a huge heart in tones of red, purple, blueish-green on a warm background of Tuscan yellow was painted exclusively for a very special Hospice of the Valley at a Western Gala in San Jose California in 2006. I was the featured artist in a live auction were I was completely honored and treated like a true celebrity. This colorful painting was painted purely from the heart and is dedicated to Doctors, Nurse practitioners and all the volunteers who give above and beyond to what can be one of the most challenging experiences in life: death of a loved one.
My personal experience with Hospice was beyond amazing and with every day 1000’s of volunteers bring spiritual support and a kind of light and beauty in this journey of Life and death to 1000’s of families across the world. In my opinion Hospice celebrates the journey of death as a beautiful part of life. This painting, a rainbow of colors celebrates life and the kind of person that gives of them self to heal the world.
Debbie Marie Arambula’s – Heart Art Painting Interpretation:
I feel the capacity to heal (the green color near the center of the heart) is ever flowing and permeates in a widening sphere. The tangerine and yellow in the center of the heart represent the purity of thought & deep spiritual connection of the love for life and our fellow man.
The blue-green running throughout the heart represents the capacity & possibility to heal others and, the growth of one’s spirit in the process of giving compassion. (Blue for possibility and green for growth & healing)
The gentle curl of swirl on the right side of the heart is the gentle side of compassion, the kind that just lives deep inside all of us. The swirl curls gently out and then, at the very end, back toward the inside of the heart. This shows that what you give, you also give to yourself. In every giving there are joyous gifts of satisfaction.
The cherry red surrounding the outside of the heart is the inspiration the heart of compassion feels to help others, make a better world… These are our best traits as spiritual beings.
The deep red is the passion one feels to keep giving despite all. And this combination of inspiration and passion let us know we are alive and carries with us throughout life.