Home About the artist What's new Artwork Poetry Articles Guests Workshops Comments Contact Links

Duck Series Overview

Symbolism of Birds

The birds hold symbolic meaning, such as the dove symbolizing the Holy Spirit, innocence, peace and so forth. In the Native American cultures, some birds of particular importance are the hawk, raven, eagle, owl, woodpecker and duck. The reason for their importance is their ability to fly; and therefore, they are seen as carriers of prayers and deliverers of blessings and guidance. Ceramic bowls in the shape of ducks were found in Native American burial mounds. These effigy bowls were believed to aid the deceased by evoking the spirit of the duck in the journey to the spirit world.

Symbolic of the Decease

In general, waterfowl symbolizes the spirits of those who passed on, or the souls of our ancestors. One source states that the duck is the symbol of the nightly underwater movement of the sun. (1). This idea of the nightly movement of the sun correlates well with the early Egyptian burial art. In the tombs, a bird with a human head portrays the spirit flying away from the body at the time of death. The portrayal of a bird in conjunction with the spirit of the dead is similar to the use of duck bowls in the Native American cultures.

Attributes of the Wood Duck

In the Duck Series, the shape of the Wood duck was chosen, mainly because of its distinct crested head and strong beautiful markings. The Wood duck is considered to be the most beautiful duck in North America. Another attribute of the duck is its versatility. This duck is at ease on land, as well as in the sky and on the water. In addition, the Wood duck is monogamous in its breeding behavior. With these attributes and symbolic meaning as stated in the paragraphs above, the Wood duck proved the perfect choice for the series.

Personal Discovery

When Vera started this digital collage series, she was distinctly drawn to the duck shape. At the time, she didn't know about the duck's symbolic meaning. While creating the artwork called A Day and a Life of a Duck she often wondered why she added some ducks in a faintly and ghostly manner. In doing the research for the Overview, she discovered the symbolic meaning of the duck as spirits of our ancestors. Only then, did she understand the meaning of the ghostly duck heads in her artwork. Discovering that her art holds added meaning gives her delight and reconfirms a sense of deep connectedness with humanity, past and present.

  1. http://russia-in-us.com/Art/Mezen/symbol.html
Return to the top of the page
And additionally some people who can have already had an authentic fake watches want to selection a replica timepiece out of insurance cover policy and personal security. One think to look at is that replica watches sale it sounds to boot good to make true, or can be a once living in a life point in time offer, it are probably a dummy. And to more enhance this marketing and advertising campaign that has received excellent success in latest many years replica watches boutique plays new trick this calendar year. Nicely, should you be now in Florida or are going to be there soon, you ought to go for the boutique and you may come across view replica watches sale perform tables, tools, and other products of conventional Replica Tag Heuer Formula 1 view generating development are displayed there. Within this way, you possibly can possess the idea that what are the rolex replica sale standard view producing methods.