My latest work - 24"x24" on birch plywood
WhenI designed this piece I had difficulty choosing which swan should be the white (good) swan and which should be the black (evil) swan. I couldn't decide if I was creating this with evil conquering good in mind, or that evil was the protector of all things good.
Seeing that there is enough evil conquering good in the world, I decided to go with the latter thought; my black swan would be a guardian, and my little white swan was submitting to being protected and allowing for someone else to take care of her. This is something I struggle with personally, letting someone else care for me, letting go of control, relinquising the reigns if you will.
From this the title "Nature of Gemini" was born. Gemini is a dual-natured sign, a mix of ying and yang and represented by twins. Gemini's easily see both sides of an issue and can be restless, much like my swans and me.