This piece is intended to welcome many blessings to one�s home � protection, security, warmth and harmony.
I�ve chosen the snail shell to represent the Home in this piece. The snail carries its home with it, a safe place of protection that is a part of its being. This secure shell also has the form of a spiral, which is one of the most ancient symbols in human art, signifying outward growth and cyclic expansion.
The hamsa, or �Hand of Fatima� is an ancient Arabic amulet of protection. The eye on the palm is a counter for the curse of the Evil Eye, thought to be cast by an envious gaze.
Flaming hearts are sheltered by roof-like shapes, suggesting a hearth, the social center of a house, as a...
Cristina McAllister is a self-taught artist and writer who lives near Los Angeles with her wonderful husband and goofy Cat. Her quest to infuse her work with meaning led her to explore the fascinating world of symbolic imagery. Her art combines decorative design, sacred art and symbols from diverse cultures around the globe into harmonious designs intended to inspire mindfulness, reverence and celebration.
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