New freshly baked print: River Lea Dragon! Available now in my Etsy shop.
…Long ago, the dragon began as a winged of flying serpent, expressing the primal harmony between the subterranean and aerial dimensions. The fabulous creature is chthonic, darkly reptilian and birdlike, lofty and expansive. As an image of the unconscious, the dragon moves in and out of psyche’s darkness, showing only parts of itself, evanescent. One of its aspects is a “beneficial” demon that causes the rising of life-giving nourishment from the vegetative realms and contains in its head the secret of regeneration.
The perils of the dragon are inherent in the multiple powers. Principles and elements its mythic form displays: water, air, earth, fire, light, wind, storm, electricity; these have their terrifying aspects - as do the immense head and great mouth of the dragon, its raptorial talons, its sinuous, muscular coil, the way it fills infinitely abysmal caverns and stretches to the highest heavens, visible, invisible, able to surprise, fascinate, immobilize, consume, encapsulate, eclipse, poison, crush and devour. Yet the toxic vapors at the beginning of the work have the potential to become the healing “sublimates” through which eventually one glimpses the pearl of wisdom.