Artwork Dimensions: 16 x 20 inches
Framed Dimensions: 18 x 22 inches approx.
Medium: mixed media on Aquabord
Year Created: 2012
Description: The concept of this piece was to explore duality as it relates to myth and art. In many cultures, eagles are representatives of the heavens and the sky god, while snakes and serpents are representatives of the earth or underworld. The struggle between the eagle and the snake therefore takes on epic overtones when depicted in art. The Mythological Eagle represents the highest aspiration of the spirit while the Snake represents carnal / earthly passions. I don't use the words "good" and "evil", but these are simply two sides of Man's nature. Here is an interesting take on the universal eagle and snake symbol. The eagle is also seen as patriarchal and the serpent as feminine and both are considered opposites of each other (Sky Father, Earth Mother). More on the symbolism of the snake and its meaning here.
Additional details: "Between Earth and Sky" was licensed as the cover image for "A Mixture of Madness: A Novel of Ancient Rome" (Book II of the Bow of Heaven series) by Andrew Levkoff. See the book on Amazon here.
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