Bright colours, symbolizing the irrepressible nature of youth, have been used in this semi-abstract painting.
The eagle, the principal subject, with its golden feathers, guards a dancing/running young person (secondary subject), who is portrayed with arms widely outspread. And as an eagle flies free and soars high above the earth, indestructible young people, with their whole lives ahead of them, are free to choose their flight paths in life.
The ‘signature’ of the artist (lips) has been included in this painting. Lips can symbolise sensuality and sexuality, and are important in verbal and non-verbal communication. The lips in this painting are well shaped and formed and have texture. Eyes and lips are facial features that add beauty to a painting.
This painting is full of energy and radiates the feeling of hope and joy.
Acrylic on Masonite, date unknown. (Cleaned and framed. Major enhancement during restoration.)