a colored pencils version of my "love and protect" piece on black pastel pad 12x18in.
Love and nurturing is embodied in this mixed race couple and baby who are free to love each other in a free of prejudice world.
Blue symbolism associates blue with freedom, strength and new beginnings. Blue skies are emblematic of optimism and better opportunities. Blue is the color of loyalty and faith. Blue is power. Blue is also the color of protection.
The complementary color orange it is associated with joy, sunshine, Freedom and expression of emotions. comfort, and enjoyment of the senses.
Peacock feathers are a symbol of good luck and well-being.
An Iranian girl releases the blue bird of happiness from cage somewhere in Isfahan.
A blue bird is a universal symbol of cheerfulness, happiness, hope, renewal and the pious Muslim girl who kept it captive in a her house decides one day to set the bird free.
For an art contest on the theme Freedom of expression.
The message is that young people of Iran express their freedom to choose hope, happiness, renewal for their country.
My own composition in Soft pastels on pastel paper 18×24in.