Artworks by Unwindingspiral
This rabbit will guide you on your journey. The silhouette of this creature is filled with an intricate, psychedelic pattern. Different cultures attribute many qualities to the rabbit. In China, it is one of the astrological animals and linked too good fortune. People born under Rabbits sign are believed to be artistic and sensitive. In shamanic cultures, rabbits show us how to attract love, abundance, health, and a warm, dry home. Generally rabbits are most likely to be seen between dawn and dusk, a magical time between day and night. Rabbits are very sensitive, with keen observational skills, granting them strong reflexes that help them dash to safety. Fast, agile and clever, rabbits teach us about spontaneous yet decisive movement. Rabbit wisdom may help us to grasp an opportunity that may only present itself for brief moments. Symbolic rabbit meanings deal primarily with abundance, comfort, and vulnerability. Traditionally, rabbits are associated with fertility, sentiment, desire, and procreation. For that same reason, the rabbit is a perfect symbol for spring which is fertile with new life, new beginnings and growth.
My long time friend and artistic collaborator, Rachel Beth Egenhoeffer is a huge fan of circles. When I made this, it made me think of her. Though she would prefer a few things changed - but that's ok, this is my design, and I hope you like it. She likes this color green a lot, too. So do I, so there you go. Circles are very dynamic for a lot of reasons, including all the stuff we're supposed to remember from geometry class. The circle is two dimensional and is a symbol of oneness. The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is called Pi. Pi is an irrational number and never ends nor does it ever repeat. It is infinite. So, circles represents the notions of totality, wholeness, original perfection, the Self, the infinite, eternity, timelessness...
These graphic stencils overlap to create a swarm of butterflies that blend in and out of each other, playing with your eyes. It can take a minute to realize what these shapes are, but when the butterfly emerges, she's crystal clear. Butterflies have various cultural symbolism. In early Christianity, the butterfly was a symbol of the soul. In China, it was used as a symbol of conjugal bliss. In the Hopi tradition, unmarried girls of the butterfly clan wore their hair in the shape of butterfly wings to advertise their availability. Generally speaking, the butterfly is a symbol of change, joy and color. Frequently seen as a miracle of transformation and resurrection, the metamorphosis of caterpillar to winged critter is one of deep mystery. We can learn a lot from this insect. While we can't fly, we can ensure that we don’t get stuck in living too comfortably. We can be less wasteful in our lives and keep our demands small. We can labor and create a little at a time so that it adds up over time instead of attempting a ginormous task all at once. Probably most importantly, change is inevitable. Life becomes more difficult when we resist its natural flow.
This psychedelic set of spirals has a soft, fuzzy vibe to it. There are a many kinds of spirals. There are flat spirals, 3-D spirals, right-handed spirals, left-handed spirals, equi-angular spirals, geometric spirals, logarithmic spirals, even rectangular spirals. All spirals have two things in common: expansion and growth. They are symbols of infinity. The nautilus shell is a well known spiral that is frequently used to illustrate the concept of the golden ratio. In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities. Google it, it's kind of fascinating to see how a lot of nature follows this structure.