The Missions stand faithful in oneness with Native American Spirit and Christ Consciousness. The principles of Unity and Faith upon which the Missions were built transcend cultural boundaries, religious beliefs, and the limitations of time.
Shima Shanti’s encaustic assemblage collection of the California Missions are inspired by the memorialized words of Nez Perce Chief Joseph, “All Paths Lead to One.”
Visionary Roger Pike (http://www.historicalart.net) commissioned Romanian artist Geanima Cantemir to paint oil on canvas each California Mission, then later gifted Shima the use of the prints for her encaustic mixed-media works.
Each encaustic artwork is 10″ w x 8″h mounted on 12″x12″ vintage, weather-patina barn wood.