The Temple of Goddess Spirituality in Cactus Springs, NV is peaceful place for spiritual exploration and reflection. There is art of many different kinds on the grounds of the temple, but because the place is dedicated to Sekhmet, much of the art is focused on the Goddess.
One of the most striking pieces featuring Sekhemt is the mural Sekhmet and the Lions by Nikki Danby.
The mural is painted on the wall of an outbuilding on the grounds near the temple. There is an explanatory text nearby which describes the symbolism in the painting. (For example, the blue lotus flowers near the lioness and her cub symbolize feminine energy, while the papyrus plants near the male lion symbolize masculine energy. Also, the red of Sehkmet’s dress symbolizes passion and blood.)
According to her website (http://www.nikkidanbyart.com/about.html), Nikki Danby, the artist who created this piece, has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember.
Since graduating from The Byam Shaw School of Art, London, England in 1983, (now The Central School) [she has] worked continuously as a painter, living in Europe, Australia and now back in [her] native North America, painting commissioned portraits as well as still life, landscapes and seascapes for exhibition.