Peacock Splendor Ornament of the Spirit (Diptych - Set of 2)
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This giclée print is taken from my original oil painting on linen canvas.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Peacocks are resilient, incorruptible creatures. They are splendid birds with colors that are most rich and beautiful, like the incorruptible ornament of our inner-self— our spirit being.
When viewing this diptych, in the upper lefthand corner of painting one, you might find the profile view of a person with their mouth open and shouting in the direction of the peacock; above this figure is another profile figure with a witch hat. Within the tail and buttocks of the peacock is the profile figure of a ram and a tiger. The relationship between the screaming figure, the witch, and the peacock that stands tall and proud with bold animal figures, is a symbolic reminder that ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ Although suffering for its own sake isn’t necessarily good, experiencing — and overcoming — stress and difficulty tends to make us stronger people in the long run. We shouldn’t always shy away from that which makes us uncomfortable.
Painting two is the continuation of the peacock "tail," known as a "train," that consists of highly elongated upper tail coverts, and are marked with eyespots. Peacocks shed and re-grow tail feathers each year— through their beauty, colors, and exotic, ephemeral nature, they inspire and remind us of renewal, resilience, and strength. Own and cherish the unfading beauty of your own colorful, gentle, peaceful, and renewed spirit— it is something that gets sweeter, richer, and more beautiful as we age.