Gaia - The World by lisahunt

Gaia - The World

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Added: Dec 05, 2004
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Consciousness Merging

Watercolor painting from the Animals Divine Tarot: The World card

Recognizing and embracing all living things as an important part of universal balance is a reflection of truly becoming in tune with one’s being. The snake represents rebirth, renewal and intuition. The spirals are symbolic of the creative life force. Its eternal rotation echoes the eternal cycle of the seasons, life, death and rebirth. Leaves are indicative of the universal life pattern: We rejoice in their budding and mourn their fall from the cosmic tree. The ivy creeping up the tree is symbolic of imortality as is the butterfly, whose metamorphosis shows us how life is ever evolving. The tree is feminine and acts as a connection between the underworld and the aboveworld. Ferns represent solitude. Flowers are graceful and beautiful. The menagerie of animals represent many kinds of attributes, personalities and states of being. By appreciating all the incarnations of our being: The dark, the light, the beautiful and the ugly, we have arrived at a place of great inner peace and wisdom.

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meisarn's picture

The details are amazing. Love the shadows

Guest's picture

I love your work- really baeutiful details are incredible.

The only part that is a bit off are her eyes she looks drunk or cross eyed.

j-art's picture

Wow – this is good – a masterpiece – I can’t tell you how much I love this piece!!!! – Thanks for doing and posting – (those shadows are just breathtaking, and all the detail- I really, really love it)

lisahunt's picture

Glad you connect with my work, Marley. Yes, I see similarities...not so much with medium and application, but with the subject matter and perhaps the use of organics as a means of pulling various elements of a piece together to capture a sense of oneness. That is how I work--thinking of the piece as a whole while painting the separate components. Thanks for your nice comment!

lisahunt's picture

Thank you! I took a deep breath when painting those shadows on her face and body (watercolor is very unforgiving!), but am glad I did. For me, I thrive on this kind of challenge--pushing myself beyond my artistic comfort zones. It's very gratifying when all falls together to my satisfaction especially after taking risks with the medium.

thrax-1's picture

Yes, its a spiritually strong piece allright. All the elements in this piece flow harmoniously. so you captured your thoughts very well indeed. Quite a powerfull illustration Lisa. I clicked with this piece because I think on similar wave lenghts as you describe here and on various other occasions (i'm not trying to compare my work though). Very very nice work!.

Guest's picture

Simply breathtaking! I don't know how this one missed getting and Editor's Pick. Great job Lisa, this is amazing.

palegreen's picture

Beautiful job! The woman's face is just excellent.

Art at its best.