Saturday, April 11, 2015

Panda Magic

"Panda Magic"
acrylic on birch panel
16 x 20 inches framed to
22 x 26 inches
available HERE

Here's my painting, "Panda Magic" for Xiong Mao, opening April 11th at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena, California.  The exhibit is panda themed and boasts an incredible lineup of artists that I've very proud to be showing alongside of.

I chose to depict red pandas with giant panda cubs cuddled upon them, all together gazing into a crystal ball while incense burns.   The bamboo represents strength through pliancy and steadfastness while the magnolias stand for perseverance and beauty in Floriography, the Victorian era language of flowers.  I felt this symbolism was appropriate for the panda as they are strong, wise, beautiful creatures with a rare, special magic.

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