Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Carpe Diem Print

One of the paintings I've recently made into a print is "Carpe Diem." It is one of my favorites. This was done back in my colored pencil days. The symbolism is different than what is normally depicted for Carpe Diem.

The Reaper isn't grim. She is a child, symbolic of purity and new beginnings. Time clicks in the background. Her totem is an owl, symbol of wisdom and swift, silent death. An open sky and landscape suggests the vastness of the world and its possibilities. She holds her robe open as an invitation to enter. Inside, instead of flesh, she is filled with open sky and hummingbirds, emblematic of eternity. Her face is lit from the light inside her robe.

The message is multifold: Live now. Seize this day, for Eternity beckons you. Find eternity within yourself now and forever. That which is Eternal in you is here today. Now is the time to embrace it.

This archival print is for sale in my Etsy Shop HERE.

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