Description 'Mayan Sun' Homage to ancient Mayan astronomers, who detailed the precession of the stars, solstices, & eclipses with great accuracy over a thousand years ago. This Mayan sun burns with flame that glitters like gold, surrounded by a pattern reminiscent of tribal bead work or threading... Like many other ancient cultures, one Mayan creation story involves a World tree, or tree of life. The Mayan World Tree, often represented as a ceiba tree or 'Wacah Chan', embodies the 4 cardinal directions and 4 ordinal directions. North / NE/ East / SE / South / SW / West/ NW...And thus this sun has 8 flames. Since ancient times, 8 has been viewed as a powerful,meaningful& symbolic number, and has been highlighted in many belief systems.Fractal Artwork by Leah McNeir, 2008.
Hey there, I’m a painter, illustrator, designer & fractal artist from Maryland,USA. I create fractal, surreal, psychedelic, abstract art and mystical designs for the Inspired, the Initiated, the Seekers, the Dreamers, the Awakened & children of the new æon.