During my trip in Egypt I came across many symbolical depictions of animals that represent a deity. Such as the Scarab, in the most enchanting and fascinating representations. The symbology really touches me - we are, after all, talking about an Egyptian civilisation from over 3,000 years ago. The scarab was a holy creature and associated with the Chepri, god of the sunrise, who created a new sun at the start of every day. The scarab symbolises this process, pushing balls of dung in which it laid its eggs for a period of incubation - creation, the start of something new. The scarab has been used in jewellery, amulets and artefacts in tombs and temples of the Faraos and queens.
Hand made paper, inks, acrylics, copper powder, oxidising fluids, gold paint