16"x30" watercolor and colored pencil
Since sunflowers follow the sun as they grow, artistic representations of them often represent adoration and devotion.
|© Elizabeth Ward Carter, 2010|
DAMSELS AND TIGERS
Tiger lilies are symbolic of the feminine qualities all lilies represent but they emphasize their more powerful aspects. The damselflies, in some cultures indicate the fleeting power of light and change.
|© Elizabeth Ward Carter, 2011|
THE END OF SUMMER
graphite and colored pencil, 30"x 22"
The Monarch butterfly, which symbolizes returning souls in the Mexican culture, coupled with the dying sunflower, represents the idea of death and rebirth.
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