Eternal love

Eternal love, 2015
Watercolor, Ink, Acrylic paint / Paper
6 x 9 in
This drawing is presented in a capsule, like medicine, as a perfect dosage of love. This piece was inspired by a legend where a beautiful Mayan princess was already engaged, but falls in love with another man. They swear eternal and endless love under the sacred Ceiba tree. When they are discovered the young man is condemned to death, but the princess pleads for his life to be spared. The King is moved by her cries and allows him to live, with the help of the shaman, converts him into a beetle, covers the beetle in gold and gems, as a precious jewel. The princess pins him to her heart so they can be together forever.