You Are My Penguin
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This giclée print is taken from my original oil painting on linen canvas.
This piece is a nod to the great penguin and also to the childlike wonder and curiosity we tend to lose while growing up—just a reminder to make the most of the time we have together on this earth. My nephew, Sam, wanted me to add it to my bird series and after recently coming across an article on the end of the Cretaceous period, I was inspired to paint it up.
When viewing this piece, consider the symbolism of the penguin as it resonates with me; it stands for protection, nurturing, and community. But the bird’s meaning also deals with being unique because of its unconventional way of life — the penguin encourages us to love our differences while still getting along with others.
Penguins symbolize dreams, adaptability, dual natures, closeness, family, and spirituality. It’s a bird that had adapted to fly through the water instead of the sky— choosing to dive deep into the world of dreams.
The color blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. The color of the ocean and sky, blue is a constant and calming influence in our world. Turquoise encourages inner healing through its ability to enhance empathy and caring. Together, these colors heighten our intuitive ability and open the door to spiritual growth. They are the colors of the evolved soul.