Monday, November 10, 2008
View Through the Arch, Italy
I LOVE arches of all kinds -- there's an entire book of symbolism connected with this structure. Passing through an arch is the symbolic act of rebirth, of leaving the old behind and entering the new. They often mark access into holy places. Arches have also been seen as a link to heaven, sanctuary and a secret place. To me, there is something of 'connectivity' within an arch, the bridging of one thing to another. Whatever they mean, though, I really love them! And this scene!
It'll be a busy day today as we prepare for our state-wide conference tomorrow. There won't be much painting time, but I hope to get in a sketch or two.
I hope you all have a wonderful day!