Title: The Symbolic Embrace”
Size: 45cm X 29cm
*Medium: Acrylics, Watercolor, acrylic gesso, Collage (wood filler, glue, paper maché, paper collage)
Ground: Stretched A3 paper
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This is my translation of Tammera’s:
I was drawn & inspired to this by two things:
First & foremost for the symbolic meaning of peacocks, which are many and very desirable (and noble if I might add). This gracoius bird sysmbolizes:
The above list just names a few (just a tip of the iceberg). It is also the subject of a great many mythological stories spanning through time, worlds, religions, and cultures. So aside from being one of (if not the) most beautiful bird in the world, it plays a greater role in human culture.
As a result, while researching this great creature and simultaneously looking at Tammera’s work, I could see a lone figure like the personification of the human race, ‘embracing’ this great bird not only for it’s beauty but (and more especially) to absorb these symbolic qualities.
Further reading: Peafowl