Long way home (The Swan)
Oil on canvas
30" x 40" x 1.75"
Aside from the fairy tale of the Ugly Duckling, the swan is prominent in literary circles for its presence in mythology. The swan was Zeus’ form when he seduced and made love with Leda, cementing the swan’s ferocity, grandeur, and its existence as a symbol of love.
The swan is also associated with Celtic deities, and appears as a symbol of transience and all things related to change.
The Swan is generally thought to be a symbol of solitude and as a spirit animal symbolizes unity of body and mind.
Swans are creatures of infinite grace, one that is almost heavenly in its appearance. Because of that and their ability of flight, swans are also reminiscent of angels. Many cultures believe that they are a symbol of eternal life and the link between heaven and earth.