Thursday, March 27, 2014

Scarabs

I'm still painting away - the gallery calls!
This is a painting I started a year ago.
A fractured abstract version of a
decorative scarab.
 

 It has a long way to go -
and I'm still not sure where it's headed .
. .
 
I used an incredible stencil - clock mechanisms.
In Egypt, the scarab was seen as a symbol of the heavenly cycle and of the idea or rebirth or regeneration. So I thought the stencil symbolizes time and the passage of time - so it seemed appropriate to use it in this painting.
 
 
 

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting now, looking forward to seeing what direction it takes!

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Ball Point Pen Steampunk drawing on Vintage Book Page

Steampunk Hat drawn with ballpoint pen on vintage dictionary book page.