Cultural symbolism

KOI

These pieces form part of a long term project exploring fine detail line art and cultural symbolism in elements of the natural world. Koi fish have a long history in Chinese and Japanese cultures. Over time they developed symbolic meanings attached to their characters, the directions in which they swim[…]

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FOOL

Illustration inspired by the The Fool’s Journey seen in tarot. Symbolising new beginnings, leaping into the unknown and following the heart. The Fool descends from the spiritual world and embarks on the adventure of life, unafraid and unconcerned with challenges that may be faced, going through the ups and downs[…]

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COUNTING SHEEP

The well-known, yet highly stereotyped mental exercise of counting identical imaginary sheep jumping over a fence to help combat insomnia, which is thought to have arisen sometime in the 12th century, formed a strong association between the woolly animals and sleep in pop culture, especially in the early 2000’s. The[…]

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