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Ethereal love

The Start By Andrew Galbraith Evening-
Sapphire sky.

Far away,
a small brightness-


The Firststar.*
YOU.


*Hesperus, planet Venus.

The Star Painting copyright © - Andrew Galbraith
Poetry by Tommy Philo copyright © CardFortune.com
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The Star by Andrew Galbraith

The Start By Andrew Galbraith Andrew Galbraith writes The Star...(Click here to view painting):


"The figure, is based partly on a life drawing and from imagination. In the painting, the naked woman symbolizes nature and she is releasing a goldfish into the stream.

Being unfamiliar with the Tarot, I had to research the meaning of The Star card and liked the positive interpretations I found, such as “calmness, love, trust, tranquility, peace of mind, hope, serenity, inspiration, generosity, optimism, joy, faith, regeneration, good will, harmony and renewal“. To me, the goldfish in the painting serves as a metaphor for the human soul which is being set free by nature into more natural surroundings.

I have added a mayfly which rises into the air from the stream to meet with the light of the star. The early stage or nymph of the mayfly is spent swimming in fresh water where it spends most of it‘s life hidden from view. When they emerge as
adults to reproduce they are short lived and are alive for just one day. This mayfly represents the mystery and uncertainty of life, renewal and hope.

The mayfly is painted from life, magnified from a rare fossil mayfly preserved in a Baltic amber stone that dates back to the Eocene epoch, 40 million years ago.

For the bird in the tree I decided upon a peacock that nature holds in her left hand, while the peacock stares into the starlight. This represents
renewal connected to the eternal, suggesting endless possibilities for the future. The peacock is based on one I had seen sitting high up in the branches of an oak tree near a local farm. Peacocks grow new feathers every year.

In Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity, the peacock symbolizes various ideas within these beliefs.
In Christianity for example, they are said to be a symbol for eternal life.

In Greek-Roman mythology, the goddess Hera had the hundred eyes of Argus preserved forever in the tail of the peacocks. The “eyes” in the tail feathers are said to symbolize the vault of heaven and the "eyes" of the stars."



Andrew Galbraith

August 2012

www.andrewgalbraith.co.uk

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