Birth of Love
In this work, the subject matter revolves around the birth of Love, and the iconography uses ancient symbols that exist in many wisdom traditions: Native American, Pagan, Asian, Christian, etc. Many of these symbols are now embedded within secular life, yet hold mystical truth from diverse cultural traditions. In the 2 side panels, the crane or stork arrives from both directions; representing purity and good fortune; they bring new life. The eggshells, as the fruits of avian creativity, have hatched a heart that has floated upwards. The heart as symbol of all kinds of love, permeates the modern psyche and shifts the viewers consciousness to an uplifted frequency. The middle panel’s imagery reflects wisdom love. Owl, with its quiet presence and night vision, represents discerning love. The central rose is an analogy for unconditional love, which can exist in all kinds of relationships. Ancient Greeks and Romans treated the rose a sacred emblem of the gods and goddesses, signifying beauty, passionate and compassionate love. The organically shaped heart (photo of a bone fragment) lies at the foundation, grounding the love resonance, and guarded by a jeweled elephant, (a symbol of protection in Asian / East Indian culture) on either side.
The bold blue, red and green colors are energy of water/sky, fire/sun and earth/ground. They designate the various energies inherent within the early plane of existence for all life. I hope these works inspire you to hold the flame of love in your heart in all relationships – human and beyond.