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In the stillness of a hummingbird's eye... by LouiseMcNaught In the stillness of a hummingbird's eye... by LouiseMcNaught
'In the stillness of a hummingbird's eye....', ink and pencil on watercolour paper, 41x51cm (2013)

In this piece I am margin together the symbolic meanings and mythologies behind the hummingbird and the stag. One of the widespread beliefs is that hummingbirds, in some way, are messengers between worlds. As such they help shamans keep nature and spirit in balance. Hopi and Zuni legends tell of hummingbirds intervening on behalf of humans, convincing the gods to bring rain. Because of this, people from these tribes often paint hummingbirds on water jars. The Hopi kachina for Hummingbird depicts him with green moccasins and a green mask. He has an aqua body, and he is yellow on top of the head. Like the hummingbird, that stag was believed to be able to jump between worlds, in a single bound, and was often seen as a guide. Here I have played up the connection between the hummingbird and water, and continued this into the stag....
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If-You-Want Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
It's amazing.
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LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you kindly ;) x
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v242 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
+FAVED+

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LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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ArtLoving Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! I loved it <3
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LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly x
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