Elevation of Mars, Vessels Series

$ 28.00

Probably the most complex image I've created so far, this surreal landscape painting combines concepts related to various aspects of the planetary energy of Mars. In the background is a tower struck by lightning; Mars rules The Tower card in the Tarot, and that card means, at the very least, transformation. That's what is going on in this painting. The background is a desert, a Mars environment, and is based loosely on Monument Valley. The vessel in the foreground contains a Western coral snake, a venomous snake native to the area; venomous critters are ruled by Mars. But it is here transformed into the thorny wild red rose, which still has the "sting" of a Mars plant but has morphed from toxic to beneficient. The red wild rose is particularly a symbol of the Elemental Fire aspect of Mars. Below the vessel are various sorts of succulents, especially cacti, which are Mars plants and which further have red blooms, red being a Mars color. All told, this painting tells of the lifting of Mars energy from dangerous and toxic to beneficent and helping. This painting is a continuation of my series Vessels and my delving into magic realism. 

The giclee prints are on 100% cotton archival fine art paper, colors are matched to the original by the artist, and they are signed on the back. The original acrylic painting is 18 x 24"/46 x 61cm on canvas with a 1.5" profile and has been sold.

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