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Made with ink, acrylic, charcoal and coffee on Aquabord, this piece measures 16 × 20 inches before framing. I plan on bringing this artwork (along with several others) to the Parallax Art Fair at the Prince George in New York City this November.

The concept of this piece was to explore duality as it relates to myth and art. In many cultures, eagles are representatives of the heavens and the sky god, while snakes and serpents are representatives of the earth or underworld. The struggle between the eagle and the snake therefor takes on epic overtones when depicted in art. The Mythological Eagle represents the highest aspiration of the spirit while the Snake represents carnal / earthly passions. I don’t use the words “good” and “evil”, but these are simply two sides of Man’s nature. The eagle is also seen as patriarchal and the serpent and feminine and both are considered opposites of each other (Sky Father, Earth Mother).

“Between Earth and Sky (Eagle and Snake)”
16 × 20 inches
Ink, Acrylic, Coffee, Charcoal on Aquabord
www.lynnetteshelley.com

Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

www.lynnetteshelley.com

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Comments

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...over 2 years ago

    Wow, I wish I could watch you work! I don’t know how you do it but everything you do is so unique and creative.

  • very kind of you to say Christina, thank you!

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • Jimmy Joe
    Jimmy Joeover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous…

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    This is outstanding! Gorgeously detailed and colored.

  • Simon Sherry
    Simon Sherryabout 2 years ago

    Love it! Beautiful tones and textures in this one, and the framing really leads the eye around the image nicely.

  • MBJonly
    MBJonlyabout 2 years ago

    This is awesome

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...about 2 years ago

    Fabulous work, Lynnette . . .

  • Stephan Parylak
    Stephan Parylakabout 2 years ago

    A great a powerful piece , I really like your work.

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27about 2 years ago

    WOOOWWWWWW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!totally cool work this is gorgeous

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroabout 2 years ago

    fabulous

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