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The ouroboros or “tail-devouring snake” is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.

The symbol seen throughout many traditions and cultures most often represents introspection, the eternal return or cyclicality and the sense of something constantly re-creating itself. It also represents the infinite cycle of nature’s endless creation and destruction, life and death and in this case: COLOR! For me the simple child-like act of drawing and coloring has always helped me explore my moods, emotions and let off a spectrum of steam. Carl Jung interpreted the ouroboros as having an archetypal significance to the human psyche related to the process of individuation. With so many new beginnings – this piece feels timely and signifiant to me. A return to color, to wonder, imagination and remembering that art has and will always be my sense-making compass when navigating the wonders and woes of the world.

 

Needing to break an old cycle in your life? Starting a new venture or feeling a change coming on? You love circles, serpents and or color??

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