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PRINT Ships Wheel Tiki Gods Nautical Flying Fish Angelfish Eel Bull Ray Dogfish Lionfish Ocean Sea Storm Painting Illustration RARABIRD Art

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This listing is for a PRINT ON PAPER of my painting "AKUA-Force Turns the Tides".

Dimensions: 11"x 17"


The original painting was done in acrylics, by me, the artist RARABIRD.

My signature is hidden in one of the fins on the lionfish in the bottom right corner. The print is hand-signed by me as RARABIRD as well.

This painting is #10 in a painting series that will total 78 pieces when completed.

A nautical ship's wheel has been tossed into the ocean after a storm has passed over and wrecked a seafaring ship. The wheel floats and bobs above and below the waterline of turbulent seas, much to the fascination of the sea-life that has encountered it.

The theme of this painting is the viccisitudes of life...how our fortunes are constantly turning, constantly alternating between disaster and good luck, between storms and clear, rainbow-filled skies. Sometimes we find ourselves underwater, sometimes above the water, flying freely. The nature of the circle of life, between being born and dying, is represented by the characters carved into the wheel, and the creatures swimming amongst it.

On the wheel itself are represented the four main Tiki Gods in Hawaiian mythology, which as a group, are called The AKUA. These gods are the force behind the circle of life and death.

Represented twice each, making up 8 spokes total, are:

Ku: God of Strength, War, Virility and Sacrifice
Kane: God of the Sun, Fertility of Man, Creator of Earth, Man and Creatures
Kanaloa: God of the Sea, Fertility of the Sea, Fishing, Darkness, Death
Lono: God of Light, Peace, Rainbows, Music, Rain, Fertility of the Land

The knobs of the wheel are ivory Marquesan Tiki gods.

The fictionalized sea creatures, which are delighted at this spinning wheel as if it were a new toy, swim around it with curiosity and also keep it turning in constant rotational direction:

Flying fish
Peppermint Angelfish
Bull Ray
Lionfish

Swimming downward towards the ocean floor is a banded eel.
Swimming upwards towards the sky is a black dogfish.

The rainbow revealed in the parting storm clouds tell us that after harsh times, light and joy returns, and serves as a reminder that life is constantly changing back and forth between the two.


Custom paintings can also be requested. Please contact me, RARABIRD, the artist and Esty seller, with your ideas for a commissioned piece. I mainly work in Tiki, Fantasy, Mermaid, Nautical and Tropical themes.

International shipping can be calculated per destination.

All prints are printed ON DEMAND. It takes one week to process: place the order at the printer, and packaging the print for shipping. Shipping and handling may take up to one week. Expect AT LEAST A WEEK from the date of placing your order to receiving your print.

Please see my other pages for other pieces painted by me.

Mahalo!
This listing is for a PRINT ON PAPER of my painting "AKUA-Force Turns the Tides".

Dimensions: 11"x 17"


The original painting was done in acrylics, by me, the artist RARABIRD.

My signature is hidden in one of the fins on the lionfish in the bottom right corner. The print is hand-signed by me as RARABIRD as well.

This painting is #10 in a painting series that will total 78 pieces when completed.

A nautical ship's wheel has been tossed into the ocean after a storm has passed over and wrecked a seafaring ship. The wheel floats and bobs above and below the waterline of turbulent seas, much to the fascination of the sea-life that has encountered it.

The theme of this painting is the viccisitudes of life...how our fortunes are constantly turning, constantly alternating between disaster and good luck, between storms and clear, rainbow-filled skies. Sometimes we find ourselves underwater, sometimes above the water, flying freely. The nature of the circle of life, between being born and dying, is represented by the characters carved into the wheel, and the creatures swimming amongst it.

On the wheel itself are represented the four main Tiki Gods in Hawaiian mythology, which as a group, are called The AKUA. These gods are the force behind the circle of life and death.

Represented twice each, making up 8 spokes total, are:

Ku: God of Strength, War, Virility and Sacrifice
Kane: God of the Sun, Fertility of Man, Creator of Earth, Man and Creatures
Kanaloa: God of the Sea, Fertility of the Sea, Fishing, Darkness, Death
Lono: God of Light, Peace, Rainbows, Music, Rain, Fertility of the Land

The knobs of the wheel are ivory Marquesan Tiki gods.

The fictionalized sea creatures, which are delighted at this spinning wheel as if it were a new toy, swim around it with curiosity and also keep it turning in constant rotational direction:

Flying fish
Peppermint Angelfish
Bull Ray
Lionfish

Swimming downward towards the ocean floor is a banded eel.
Swimming upwards towards the sky is a black dogfish.

The rainbow revealed in the parting storm clouds tell us that after harsh times, light and joy returns, and serves as a reminder that life is constantly changing back and forth between the two.


Custom paintings can also be requested. Please contact me, RARABIRD, the artist and Esty seller, with your ideas for a commissioned piece. I mainly work in Tiki, Fantasy, Mermaid, Nautical and Tropical themes.

International shipping can be calculated per destination.

All prints are printed ON DEMAND. It takes one week to process: place the order at the printer, and packaging the print for shipping. Shipping and handling may take up to one week. Expect AT LEAST A WEEK from the date of placing your order to receiving your print.

Please see my other pages for other pieces painted by me.

Mahalo!

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