Watercolour pencils, Art Pens, on Canson paper
Depicting elements of the Australian rainforest.
A new approach to drawing within the mandala framework, this was created through a period of transition in my life over the last few months. I have recently moved out from my public dentistry employment towards a commitment to my business and art.
The animals depicted were seemingly chosen somewhat unconsciously, where my focus was on choosing four to “fit the theme” and details from an art point of view!
However on reflection this mandala is so much more…..
SNAKE (green python) – it’s secret is patience.
It is coiled in it’s polarity or duality (yin/yang) searching for balance.
It sheds it’s skin, so achieves a sleeker and newer version of itself – TRANSFORMATION
FROG (green tree frog) – It signifies renewal.
It’s change from the tadpole to the frog is a resurrection, and an awakening of creativity.
It is seen as bringing luck and abundance.
It can swim through life’s transitions -TRANSITION
BIRD (female satin bowerbird) – it doesn’t give up it’s secrets easily.
The male is a stunning deep shiny blue in colour, and constructs elaborate bowers filled with bright objects, often blue in colour. The female is green/brown.
In Australian slang, a bower bird is a person that sees useful things in every thing and collects them!
It is air symbol, the search for higher knowledge.
Bowerbird speaks of the pleasure in construction – ACCEPTANCE
BUTTERFLY (Ulysses) – emerging through persistence.
The metallic blue wings with a black border, are camouflaged when closed.
Accept the journey, embrace the environment and the body, knowing there is inevitable change, and allow the stages and the new growth – TRANSFORMATION
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