The Fleur-De-Lis is a popular symbol. Fleur-de-lis is literally translated from French as "flower of the lily, is a stylized lily (in French, fleur means "flower", and lis means "lily") that is used as a decorative design or symbol. I am from St. Louis, Missouri and this symbol is on the St. Louis flag. I also have French heritage. I created this art with Steampunk in mind. I liked the feel and vibe for this new art, so I kept adding to it and giving it an antique approach. I added a time theme to it, because as we all know time flies. It also has a mardi gras, masquerade ball nostalgia.
“My artwork is an extension of my inner thought processes and perceptions of the world around me. I have a very strong desire to convey the beauty and spirituality of the natural world, painting mainly in acrylics and adding some mixed media to the work. Using bright colors and energetic line movement I paint with passion and precision. Each piece is unique and speaks for itself. The subject matter varies, and it usually tells a story. I want to keep exploring and growing with art, making the world a better place painting. My inspirations are varied: nature, animals, music, illuminated manuscripts, beauty, color, trees, dreams, spirituality and art history. Having to feel connected and passionate when creating, I gather ideas for new artworks going about my daily life. Sketching it out, recycling ideas from past artworks, it becomes another project, opening the door for new creativity.”
acrylic paint, paper collage and glass varnish on cradled wood