“She is as her sisters, aside from her difference,
Free-standing from the same soil they grow.
She is of herself though they are whole together,
Three as one, yet one alone.”
- Three Sisters by Tanya Marie Reeves
Names and Totems
(Caja) Scottish name meaning A Daisy
The daisy, so perfectly simple in it beauty, is a symbol of innocence, purity, new beginnings, true love and kept secrets.
(Kaly) Greek name meaning Rosebud
Customarily the rose encapsulates love, beauty, promise, hope, passion, wisdom, intrigue, devotion, sensuality and timelessness. The rose is one of the oldest flowers in cultivation.
Slovakian name meaning Tulip
The beauty and grace of a Tulip means the flower has become a symbol for enduring, passionate love, regality, abundance, prosperity and indulgence.
Flowers - The symbolic language of flowers has been recognised for centuries in many cultures around the world. Nearly every sentiment imaginable can be expressed through them. However, the symbolism of even one species of flower can vary quite dramatically depending on both its subspecies, color and creed. So here, in the case of the Three Sisters, I have gone with the common universal significance of each blossom.
Three (3) - The power of the number three is universal. The first number to which the meaning “all” or “complete” was given. It is The Triad, being the number of the whole as it contains the beginning, a middle and an end. The number 3 is a very mystical and spiritual and is also the smallest number we need to create a pattern, the perfect combination of brevity and rhythm.
Getting back to basics bringing a special little something... three little somethings in fact, of my earlier style back into business. Mixing things up a little, breaking the monotony and adding a pinch of sugar and spice.
I did think I could whip these three ladies up within the week. It took two. I had forgotten how many layers, upon layers… upon layers… a project like this with encompasses, not to mention the time and concentration to fitness those lines.
12 March 2021
91x45cm 36x18in (x 3)
Acrylic on stretched canvas