Time-lapse video of the making of "The Forest King" artwork by Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley.
Video by David Pym (davidpym.com)
Music by David Pym; Vocals by Lynnette Shelley
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"The Forest King"
Mixed Media on Paper
(mixed media includes: oil pastels, colored pencils, acrylic, liquid gold leaf, liquid silver leaf, sharpie, gold ink, gouache).
According to Native American mythology, the elk symbolizes nobility, freedom, great strength and power. As such, this portrait of the elk represents his role as "king" of the forest. The bordered "frame" represents a window to the sky (freedom / spirituality / life ) and the leaves are red representing the autumn, or the cyclical dying of the forest. The elk is green to represent life and nature.