Art for a new year

Symbolism plays a big part in my life and my art (yes, I’ve got a little of that hippie thing going). Celebrating a new year is in itself a form of symbolism. It represents new beginnings and hope for a better future. Life is constant renewal and we have the opportunity to renew and reinvent ourselves every day.  So, in this piece to mark the beginning of 2012, I incorporated some of my favorite icons to express that idea. Butterflies are symbols of metamorphosis, renewal, reincarnation, Psyche and the soul. The moon represents the feminine spirit, resurrection and the cyclical nature of all things. The fish is a masculine symbol and stands for the life-giving properties of water as well creativity. Circles have no beginning or end and therefore symbolize eternity and the infinite. I threw in the alchemical symbol for mercury to represent myself.  I won’t elaborate on that. ; ) Prints are available here. 

May you have a creative and abundant new year.

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4 thoughts on “Art for a new year

  1. Wonderfully resonating with your moon, fish, and Mercury imagery for your 2012. The warm and cool colors swirl naturally together much as the moon naturally reflects the sun, like the fish from an unseen source. Plus, interesting that the sun shines warm colors, oranges, reds, and the moon can transform that light into reflectively cool blue-whites and green whites.

    Your color sense feels to express the deceptive simplicity of the moon powerfully, and the compositina and flow is natural, resonant with the senses.

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