Aaaaa…. just look at this moth!
I could cry at how happy I am with how it came out.
I am in love with how it pops from the background, clearly the center of attention!
…and that background texture!!! Such a gritty, soulful feel. Like it’s at the same time dark and light, throbbing with emotion.
…and the golden mandala provides the perfect grounding element. Layers of symbols and shapes, connecting the moth with his backdrop!
My soul aches when I look at it!
Imagine sitting with this beauty everyday.
What magic he would bring to your home. 🖤
“Symbols” Death’s Head Moth Watercolor by Deb Soromenho
So gorgeous and so misunderstood. All because of a happenstance marking on its back.
Why are skulls seen as bad?
To me they symbolize our mortality and our constant quest for immortality.
But for some they just mean death.
This got me thinking about symbols in general and how much they affect our lives, consciously and unconsciously. And how prevalent they are in society and have always been.
Some are useful and some are imaginary figments made up by the fickleness of human brains.
I decided to include some symbols in the mandala that I made for this piece, sort of as a nod to a world full of symbols.
There are 6 of my favorite alchemy symbols included, can you name them all?