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Design Story: YIN YANG

Design Story - YIN YANG - Courage My Love

Method: Oil on canvas

Artist: Lucy Dolan Kang

Artist Quote:

It begins with the darkness of the feminine, the yin holds this darkness – ‘swollen purple with portent’.* The breath – the wolf’s song, the moon and crystals illuminate within the stillness of this darkness. The yang, the masculine side is the expression, the expansion, the blooming. The goddess stands within the balance of her own polar energies- the two blue tigers that emerge from her veil. They are a part of her. One is her consciousness; the colour reflected in her eyes; it prowls above her head, protective, aware. The other represents her physical body, nurtured, serene, it is fed from her body whilst it’s back foot is anchored to her gown. With one hand she expresses her life force, with the other in ‘gyan mudra’ she receives and expands her individual courage and wisdom. The energy of the sun radiates from her being. She is surrounded by beauty, vibrant blooms of flowers in their full expression. Beneath her left foot uncoils the serpent of Kundalini energy. *line from a novel by Kate Atkinson, that inspired the beginning point for my designs

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