Inspiratie: Ancient Greeks believed the flesh of peafowl did not decay after death, so it became a symbol of immortality. This symbolism was adopted by early Christianity, and many paintings and mosaics show the peacock. In Greco-Roman mythology the tail has the ‘eyes’ of the stars. The peacock is still used in the Easter season, especially in the east. Moreover, Peacock being the national bird of India, it has been regarded as an auscpicious symbol in Hinduism. It is associated with Lakshmi, who represents patience, kindness, wealth, and luck. Indians often keep peacock feathers at home to bring good luck and prosperity into their house.

Over de maker(s):

This international team consists of Lucienne and Sudhina, who are both first year students at CKE Academie, and who painted the artwork together. They combined their Dutch/Australian and Indian backgrounds to create a harmonious image of the colourful peacock.

Lucienne has been involved with several forms of performing arts from a very early age (dance and music), published 2 books, and has taken up visual arts 2 years ago.

Sudhina has been trained in Indican classical music for 4 years and was involved in art competitions (music and drawing/painting) in both school and college. She has won numerous prizes at district and state level in India.