Bangudae Whale Song
inspired by the Bangudae petroglyphs, Korea's National Treasure No. 285
Mixed media on canvas
90cm x 150cm
In private collection – commissions available

Available as prints:
A4 - $12 
A3 - $24

The large panels of the Bangudae petroglyphs are mostly on large sheer flat vertical rockfaces on the Daegokcheon stream, a branch of the Taehwa River, which runs eastward and joins the East Sea at Ulsan . The glyphs depict streams of creatures, mostly cetaceans, moving across their surface. They are seen swimming in the background of this artwork, as if viewed from above. Whales have had a deep mystical role in cultures throughout history, often representing the wise ones; the guardians of the oceans of planet Earth and teachers of wisdom and understanding to the children of Earth. They are also described as multidimensional beings with connections to the stars having the ability to travel between realms.

Within this piece the dominate whale figure connects with the eye of the Spirit, or the Creator, in one of the many geometric vehicles of light called the Merkabah in Kabbalahistic symbology. This represents the whale’s spiritual role as a conduit between the seen and unseen worlds. The whale song carries throughout the oceans spreading messages around the globe. They send messages of peace, awakening and preparation with warnings to take care of our planetary home in these great times of change. The whale can also represent the spiritual vehicle, the Merkabah. It’s connection to the Eye of God shows it’s ability to journey between many worlds and dimensions as it uses its light body to navigate through hyperspace.

Original design was from - AD ASTRA – Solo Exhibition 2016

Ad Astra - Latin for "To the Stars". An exhibition of paintings by Jessica Curtis exploring imagery & myths of places upon the earth that meet the stars of the heavens.

Ad Astra is an exhibition of paintings by Jessica Curtis exploring imagery & myths of places upon the earth that meet the stars of the heavens. The exhibition comprises of a series of paintings inspired by the petroglyphs, rock, geoglyphs and crop circles of the world:

• Petroglyphs are prehistory rock art pecked into rock and are most often thousands of years old.

• Geoglyphs are large designs or motifs (generally longer than 4 metres) produced on the ground and typically formed by clastic rocks or similarly durable elements of the landscape.

• Rock art can be in the form or petroglyphs or art painted or drawn or rocks, cliffs and in caves.

• A crop circle or crop formation is a pattern created by flattening a crop or weaving a crop, often cereal crops. Usually these appear in large formations.

Rock art and petroglyphs reflect how the ancient record keepers recorded sacred knowledge and experiences within the caves, tunnels, ravines and rock features of the wilderness. Such sites were often places of great significance to the indigenous peoples. Places where ceremony, ritual and initiation were performed and then inscribed in stone. These experiences would have been enhanced by the unique acoustical properties commonly found in these spaces. Often these spaces were and are still acknowledged as gateways into other realms and dimensions such as the subterranean worlds of the gods or ancestors.

In Search of the Divine - Jessica Curtis

In Search of the Divine engages in creative projects & collaborations that bring the spiritual & scientific together; inspiring a higher dialogue on the themes pondered by the great mystical traditions of the Earth, which looked to the stars as home.

Core to her art practice, Jessica Curtis, uses art as a transformative vehicle to assist in the reorientation of consciousness to a multi-dimensional perspective. Thus creating a point of reference to unveil the divine template behind these times of great transition and transformation unfolding on Earth; ultimately fostering a spark of divine recognition.

Jessica Curtis
P: 0414 770 289


Bangudae Whale Song inspired by the Bangudae petroglyphs - A4 Art Print