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.
Leah McNeir Member Since January 2009 Artist Statement I’m a painter, illustrator, designer & fractal artist. I create visionary, psychedelic, fantasy, abstract and mystical art for the Inspired, the Initiated, the Seekers, the Dreamers, the Awakened & children of the new æon. Currently, my mediums of choice are acrylic paint on canvas, digital fractal flames, digital paintings and design. Nature, mysticism and symbolism are common focuses in my work.