Thursday, 6 December 2012


by Liqen

photo by Martha Cooper
created with acrylic and brush for WALL THERAPY, Rochester (NY,USA)

Fly like an eagle, …. a vision-idea of the effects produced by my own condition, no offense, I think that the word-idea freedom is prostituted in many countries that are determined to create a scenary of eternal freedom or absolute. Freedom seems more a lightness that only occurs in some fragments of time, at least in my life. - Liqen

Symbols are traps for ideas. The eagle, constellation Aquila, is a part of the zodiac sign Scorpio. The eagle is also the dove. On two wings it is at once war and peace, oppression and freedom .

    The eagle on the Great Seal of the United States is powerful. It grasps a branch bearing 13 olives and leaves in its right talons and 13 arrows with those on the left. The symbol of a nation under g-d (27) reigning through gold and steel, dexterous peace and sinister war. 

    The dove (Columbidae) bearing an olive branch could represent submission. The symbols of Columbidae and Columbia have been injected with popular essence of the American way. Peace and freedom stung by the scorpion, hacked to shreds by the eagle and devoured by mysterious beasts lurking behind the eye in the sky.

      Doves, are awarded medals of honor for military service. The peaceful eagle soars free while the war pigeon is captive, serving man.

    "The evening star (der Abendstern, Hesperus) and the morning star (der Morgenstern, Phosphorus)" 
  • My two cents, keep the penny my thoughts are still free.

      He clasps the crag with crooked hands; 
      Close to the sun in lonely lands, 
      Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

      The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; 
      He watches from his mountain walls, 
      And like a thunderbolt he falls.
      by Alfred Lord Tennyson