Prints: Limited edition of 50
About The Artwork:
Introducing "Enough" – a captivating black and white illustration that invites you to contemplate the intricate dance of time, wisdom, and abundance. In this black and white print, an hourglass becomes a vessel for the ocean, its flow obstructed by a luminous pearl. Atop this gem stands a Venus figure, surrounded by a menagerie of ocean creatures—stingrays, seals, seahorses, and flying fish. Let's explore the symbolism embedded in this composition and consider the rich tapestry of interpretations it unfurls.
The hourglass, traditionally a symbol of time's relentless march, takes on a nuanced meaning in "Enough." As the ocean fills the glass chambers, the usual sands of time transform into the ebb and flow of life's experiences. The halted descent of the ocean serves as a poignant reminder that, sometimes, it's crucial to disrupt the conventional passage of time to appreciate the abundance within each moment.
The pearl, blocking the cascade of the ocean, embodies hidden wisdom and rare beauty. In many cultures, pearls are associated with purity and spiritual transformation. In "Enough," the pearl becomes a barrier and a conduit, symbolizing the delicate balance between restraint and abundance, urging us to recognize when we've accumulated "enough" and when to embrace the treasures within.
The ocean, with its vast depths and mysteries, symbolizes boundless potential, change, and the collective unconscious. This illustration encapsulates the wealth of experiences and emotions that make up a lifetime. The creatures within it— stingrays, seals, seahorses, and flying fish — represent diverse facets of existence, from grace and adaptability to playfulness and transcendence.
The Venus figure, presiding over the pearl, symbolizes feminine energy, love, and connection to the divine. Surrounded by a tapestry of ocean life, she becomes a guardian of balance, guiding us to appreciate the harmony between the finite and the infinite, the temporal and the eternal.
Combining these symbols in "Enough" suggests a narrative of mindful abundance and temporal awareness. It prompts contemplation on recognizing when we've gathered "enough" experiences, wisdom, and love. The halted flow of the ocean within the hourglass challenges us to value the present, inviting us to transcend the constraints of time and appreciate the richness that exists within the now.
"Enough" is more than an illustration; it mediates the delicate equilibrium between time and abundance, urging us to savor the depths of our experiences and acknowledge the pearls of wisdom that punctuate our journey through the ever-flowing ocean of life.
"The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream."
― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
5 x 7 inches (portrait)
7 x 5 inches (landscape)
Mat Board Size:
- Original Artwork: Mat board will fit an 11 x 14 inch frame.
- Limited Edition Print: Mat board will fit an 8 x 10 inch frame.
- Both limited edition prints & original artwork are protected by a double layered, high quality, acid-free Crescent® brand mat board (4-ply, approximately .050 inch thick, with a beveled cut window opening). The mat board has a white top layer with a visible black layer underneath. For added protection artwork gets shipped with a standard white backing board, enclosed in a clear protective bag. Frame shown in product images not included.
- Original Artwork: Pigment archival ink on cold press acid free 300gsm paper.
- Limited Edition Print: Superior quality digital print on 100% fine art cotton, acid free paper.
- Original Artwork: Signed, dated & certificate of authenticity included.
- Limited Edition Print: Signed, dated, edition number & certificate of authenticity included.