I took a long time creating this piece and was very careful with it. There is actual copper powder that I used by mixing it with water and gum arabic. Everyone who has seen this painting has raved about it and really enjoyed it.
In Feng Shui and Asian philosophies, all the the twists and curves in streams and rivers are water dragons' bodily twists and curves. There are also elemental dragons: earth/mountain dragons, water dragons, sky dragons, metal dragons, and fire dragons.
In my perception, the dragon symbolizes power and motion. Not power over another or power that is not rightfully someone's, but the power one feels while one is dancing and letting go, or the power when one is actually working on their dream, or the power of feeling at-one with the world.
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