This Week’s Theme: Umbrellas.
Graphic artist and illustrator Aushra Chapska exquisitely created a lively and colorful fox painting on this umbrella. I find it fascinating that she painted on only one half of the umbrella and yet because of the action of her design, it creates a flow of energy that encompasses the entire surface; ie, it makes it look like the fox and the head it sits upon are magically flying around the umbrella.
About art she states:
Pictures are like invisible tunnels, leading to invisible worlds, that exist next to our reality. I often feel,that everything I have drawn, starts its own real life somewhere else – lotuses bloom, princesses do their laundry or prepare herring with cinnamon. The sound of ticking clock releases letters – the ones I have never written. The family of elephants inhabit the cat’s whiskers. Castles, apples and lost keys slumber in the drawers. Orange fish prepares for hibernation inside the blue piano,somebody loses a shoe. A small fox tries to gnaw at a hammock rope to which a huge tower is fastened.
View more of her magical umbrellas via her online gallery.
“The fox is often associated with the figure of the trickster, but as a spirit animal, it can also turn into a teacher providing guidance on swiftly finding your way around obstacles. If you follow the fox totem wisdom, you may be called to use or develop quick thinking and adaptability. Responsive, sometimes cunning, this power animal is a great guide when you are facing tricky situations.”