Chicago-based artist Vicki Rawlins constructs whimsical portraits of enigmatic, legendary women using flowers, greenery, sand and other organic objects. These unconventional works of art are captivating not only for their creativity but also for their ephemeral journey to creation and destruction. Rawlins has prints available of her works at http://sistergolden.com.
self portrait collage things from the final project of my foundation art course. it’s about the evolution of my gender identity and it’s been forcing me to come out and be explicit about my transness. which has been scary! but also healing.
The ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. Originating in Ancient Egyptian iconography, the ouroboros entered western tradition via Greek magical tradition. Often taken to symbolize introspection, the eternal return (resurrection/immortality) and cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself. It unites and harmonizes opposites: the conscious and unconscious mind. Alchemically, the ouroboros is also used as a purifying glyph.