About The Art
Can you reveal the wisdom hidden in this turtle’s shell? The image presents a sea turtle inspired by a dream vision received on the first day of summer known as the summer solstice. The summer solstice marks a cosmic time where Earth’s north pole is tilted closest to the sun creating warmer and longer days for the northern hemisphere. One the contrary, the winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year and time when the north pole is tilted furthest from the sun. It took nearly 10 months to create this work as Temakha used the time to connect with the spiritual wisdom of patience that the turtle offers. This piece is accented with crystals and a glow in the dark shell expressing inspiration from the moon and the cosmic activity ever present in the depths of the night sky. The turtle serves as a totem of peace, protection, tranquility and grounded harmony with the environment.
If you look closely you will find there are 13 segments to the shell of this turtle. Many ancient cultures organized their calendar in accordance with the moon in honor of the creative power and wisdom of the divine feminine. The number 13 is also closely associated with the moon and (womb)an cycles as there are thirteen moon cycles in a lunar year. The significance continues as the 13th day marks the half way point and most fertile phase of a woman’s menstrual cycle. While pregnant, Sea turtles are known to swim miles to give birth to their future generations upon the same beach they were born on. The Solstice Turtle offers the gentle reminder to trust and honor, our divine feminine energy, pay attention to our inner visions, be patient and peaceful on our journey, and to never forget the land, wisdom, and foundations that supported you in your becoming.
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