Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Shamanism 1

A very shamanic piece:

 F. went to South America for an Ayahuasca session (one of the central holy plants in s.a. shamanism)
So the outer circle shows a snake intertwined with the Ayahuasca.
In the center her power animals are depicted with the tree of life in the background and a personal symbol.

Altough the piece has a quite modern appearance, I like the ancient wisdom and spiritual meaning expressed with it.
Symbols like the tree of life, holy plants and power animals are represented in different styles in traditional tattooing all over the world since a looooooong time.........