"The Rising Son"
Acrylic and gouache on metal cabinet door.
I found some inspirational photos from the streets of New York; "Harlem on the Verge", by photographer Alice Attie. Here's some details for you;
I call him the BlueKing tho, it is easier to remember, he is morphed with a lion;
"The symbolic meaning of lions, as one might imagine, primarily deals with strength.
The fact that it is a nocturnal creature means that the lion is a symbol of authority and command over subconscious thought (as night is an ancient symbol of the subconscious - or dream states).
It’s interesting that the lion is considered by many ancient cultures to be a solar animal symbol, however it is primarily a nocturnal creature, conducting its hunting activity mostly at night.
This serves as a symbolic message of balance and sound judgment. In that the lion shares the world of both night and day, the lion bears a message of prudence to us. In other words, the lion asks us to not overdo in certain areas of our lives. Rather, keep an even mind and an overall balance in our life activities. Other than a symbol for strength, other symbolic attributes of the lion include: Courage, Power, Royalty, Dignity, Authority, Dominion, Justice, Wisdom,Ferocity
Some pics for you to see some of the progress,
he looked like a ghost in the beginning, and too big eyes, so I guess it ended well.
"InsideOut and Vice Versa" Exhibition 11th July - 25th August.
Curated by Louis Michel & Simon Watt
133-137 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RS
Hanging next to Lee Ellis, Snub, Inkfetish.
Before it goes on the walls, next to Jaybo Monk, Danieljaemo, Inkfetish and Erik Michel
Other Artists include;
Belin, Data, Jaybo Monk, Silje Kristiansen, Monstieur, Inkfetish, Erik Michel, Charlie Penrose, Leeks, Tizer, Vera Edwards, Snub 23, Jim Mcelvaney, The Krah, Louis Masai Michel,
Jack Finnigan, Lee Ellis, DanielJaemo, Otto Schade, Simon Fuek, Dep, Lee Nutland, Julian Kimmings, Daniel Sequeria, EC Woddard, Ben Slow.