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"Siberian Rhythms"

Oil on canvas by Andrei Voica

I have been reading about shamanism recently (the book is "Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy", by Mircea Eliade), and was inspired to create a series of paintings dedicated to this mysterious religious practice. 

This is the first one, called "Siberian Rhythms”.

In the background there are a few birch trees, which are representative of Siberian nature.

As for the element in the foreground, it represents the drum of a Siberian shaman, with elements like people, animals and celestial bodies.

The oil painting will be available soon on