My new painting is called the “ The Gift”, because of the hidden gifts all around us that possibly are not visable to the naked eye. The transformation and beauty of the butterfly symbolizes to me in many ways our earth journey with the multitudes of our regeneration processes, I was inspired to paint these Iris and then looked up their symbolic meaning and history.
Iris: Associated with death as Iris was a Greek goddess of the rainbow, which she used to travel down to earth with messages from the gods and to transport women’s souls to the underworld. The three upright petals and three drooping sepals are symbols for faith, valor, and wisdom. Note: Underworld in Greek Mythology is not the devil but the trials and tribulations of the life journey.