13.03.2017 | what comes after death

what comes after death
10" x 7"
watercolour and ink

This artwork was done for the YouTube Artists Collective exploring the theme of Spirit Animals with a focus on endangered or extinct animals. Taking inspiration from the Amur Leopard, this piece became my tribute to the leopard as an animal.

Leopards are said to symbolise rebirth [x] as it appears after death as a healer of deep wounds. When you come across this animal, it is reminding you of your worth, encouraging you to accept your weaknesses, and urging you to lay down your fears. Leopards symbolise persistence through tough times which resonated with me, and I have taken the animal to become a protective force. It is not aggressive in it's defence, nor is it threatening.