A lot of things have been changing in my life lately, myself included. For Day 5 of Art Every Day Month, I decided to create something that symbolises all of the transformations that we all go through in our lives.
The koi fish, lotus flower, & butterfly are all symbols of transformation:
The koi fish swims upstream until it reaches it’s destination, where it transforms into a dragon.
The lotus flower pushes through the mud, then grows through the water in order to reach the sunlight at the surface, reaching enlightenment.
The caterpillar reaches the end of it’s life & disappears into a cocoon, only before awakening again as a beautiful, transformed butterfly.
In this artwork, which I’ve titled ‘The Transformation’, the koi fish is at the bottom of the image, representing the time before the change. The lotus flower is opening up after reaching the surface, representing the time during the change. And the butterfly, fully transformed, represents the time after the change & the new life that begins as a result.
I also created it as a tshirt design. I might buy it for myself as a Christmas present!
Keep Smiling! 🙂
Love Jen xo