Yin Yang

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This painting has a somewhat complicated backstory. I was sitting on my boyfriend's lap on the couch one night, and my head was lying on his left shoulder and he had his head lying on my left shoulder. We talked about how it would make a cool picture if you were looking from above us. I thought about this more the next day and I realized that it somewhat resembled a yin yang. I thought it would be so cool to capture that feeling and image in paint so ta-da! This is my impression of it. I made the hair different colors and one lighter than the other to symbolize the halves of the yin yang. The hair colors also represent the colors of nature, earth, water, fire, and plant life. If you look closely you can pick out sepearate streaks or dots of green, blue, white, yellow, gold, and orange. I wanted to do the faces and encircling arms the same colors to show connection between the two people. The embracing arms helped round out the circle shape I was going for. I chose purple for a background because it was a cold, exotic color that set off the image in the middle. You can think of it all as a representation of soulmates. Perhaps, it could also be two opposing gods that represent a division of the Earth's elements and they must work together to keep life in balance. The circle would then represent that never-ending cycle we fondly call life.

Published More than a year ago

Category Mythology

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