Thursday, March 8, 2012


acrylic on birch panel
11 x 14 inches plus frame

For my August 11th solo show, Talisman at San Francisco's Modern Eden Gallery

The progress shots:

"Flight/Foresight" deals with symbolism pertaining to flight (the owl ghosts, dove wings, golden bat skull) and foresight (the scrying crystal, runes, holly and wild strawberry). I'm finding that the themes of divination and Nordic culture are becoming more and more of interest to me, and this painting reflects that.
A golden bat skull flanked by dove wings overlooks two albino owl ghosts that each hold plants (wild strawberry and holly) symbolizing foresight.  The rune on the bat skull's head is Ansuz, symbolizing Odin; true sight, signals, insight.  The runes flanking the skull are Kenaz (vision, knowledge) and Mannaz (forethought, creativity).

A tool of divination, the skrying crystal hangs down from the bat skull's mouth.

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