The Common Kingfisher / Beaver / The Twelve-spotted Skimmer
I was thinking about this project for some time. I wanted to create the representation of us - living beings. The representation of our values, thoughts and feelings. I thought about totems and cave paintings, about the shaman from Lascaux cave, and his spirit guide - bird - sitting nearby. Furthermore, I decided to divide the painting in three pieces: mind, heart and guts. Those three parts of our body that are trying to recognize our situation in the world, that are whispering some advices to us. Those animals can also symbolize values:
- Core values to our heart,
- Key message to our brain,
- Important to our guts.
My totem would be:
I want my mind to be a rat, my heart is a jackdaw, and I'm a snail in my guts.