Spiritual Lessons of the Avatar
An avatar is a manifestation of the Supreme Being that descends from the transcendental realm to Earth. The avatar comes in human form and occasionally in the form of an animal. It descends to the earthly realm first to heal the planet and restore peace and harmony by eliminating souls who are harming Mother Earth. Secondly, avatars come to teach the souls who are living here in the material realm how to return to their original home in the transcendental realm.
The concept of the illustration is based on the Avatar Lord Krishna who is one of 2 complete Avatars. The whites swirls represent the flowing of energy and can be interpreted as the descending and eventual ascending back to the Transcendental World. The Full avatar Krishna is illustrated in a pose which gives an indication that he is teaching about the Transcendental world. The intricate floral work represents energy and how everything is connected to one and another. The concept for illustrating the idea for the cover Spiritual Lessons of the Avatar was to create tranquility and flowing harmonious energy, I took a modern approach and felt it important to illustrate the Avatar Krishna who would be easily recognized and understood to be an Avatar to the reader.