Elements of Life Gallery
The paintings in the 'Elements of Life' series are interpretations of the four classical elements of air, earth, fire, and water within our environment in the form of flowers. The elements are represented by the wind in our skies, terra firma, warmth from sun rays, and a wide variety of watery resources such as rivers, lakes and the seas. The paintings in my Elements of Life series represent one of these elements. Each painting is connected through the colour scheme with the characteristics of one or multiple of these elements.
Fire is associated with strength, activity, blood, and life-force. It is also seen as highly purifying and protective, consuming impurities and driving back the darkness.
Air is the element of intelligence, creativity, beginnings and connection to universal life force. Largely intangible and without permanent form, air is an active element
Water is the element of emotion and the unconscious, as opposed to the conscious intellectualism of air. Water is one of two elements that have a physical existence that can interact with all of the physical senses.
Earth is the element of stability, groundedness, fertility, materiality, potential, and stillness. Earth can also be an element of beginnings and endings, or death and rebirth, as life comes from the ground and then decomposes back into the earth after death.