One day I came across a group of peacocks on a farm not far from my house. There were so many of them that it was a visually exhilerating experience. After some research I discovered that they were harmless yet aggressively noisy when they were alarmed and were often used as guardians of property. I’ve always thought they were incredibly beautiful and regal looking creatures. I was fascinated to learn that the peacock had become symbolic of many human and spiritual aspects. In Greco-Roman mythology it was the vault of heaven and the eyes of the stars. Babylonia saw it as a guardian of royalty. Christianity saw it as the holiness of the all seeing church. Hinduism and Buddhism relate it to the compassionate, nurturing and kind hearted mother. I felt privileged to witness such a majestic creature living so close to me and that painting it was an honorable testament to its beauty.
24"x 36" oil painting on gessobord with 3/4" deep wood cradle.
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