This year, I’m creating a collection around the idea of Finding Lilith. I’m a sucker for the beauty of the biblical, you know: the dramatic lore, those awesome stories! It makes sense that I start with Lilith – controversial, the first independent woman. The hope is to explore the strength of feminine sensuality and something else that’s on the tip of my tongue (but hasn’t found a voice just yet).
The artwork above was created to serve as the heart of it all, though I’m sure this, too, will evolve throughout the year as my vision finds light. I’ve reworked this three times already, but I’m happy right now and loving the symbolism.
The moth, in her left hand, can remind us to embrace change and to be open to new experiences. The moth is also a symbol of death and rebirth.
As spiritual allies, bees (like the one in her right hand) often serve as wise guardians. They represent characteristics of innovation, creativity, wisdom, community, and love.
Clocks with their continuous cycles symbolise the cycles of life, death, and rebirth. They represent the eternal nature of the soul.
The skull is an eccentric spiritual symbol that was long associated with death and rebirth. It represents the ability to transcend the limitations of the established systems of knowledge, penetrate deeper truths, and find higher meaning. A skull is a reminder that everything in life is transient, and that we have the willpower to choose how we live it.
I thought I might share a quick video here showing the layers involved. You might notice a disjointedness in the middle. That’s because I retouch one file and colour grade an edit of that. Why? No real reason other than because I like to, that’s all.
Now I’m off to blur nipples on this one for the OWGs who run social media before I work of the first official piece.
Exciting times ahead!