Description The swirling flames of the firedancer's batons echo the excitement of Waikiki's beaches in the distance, where torches burn along the avenues nightly and entertainment of every kind blends with a layback atmosphere that brings the relaxation of ancient Polynesia and the energy of modern lifestyles into a kind of harmony that is found nowhere else.The whirling flames of the firedancer, further, are a mirror image of the whirling ideas in our minds, the reaching of our imaginations into areas formerly to far away or to dark to see, but which now are illuminated. In ancient times, could it have been that firedancers were the ultimate defense against large and dangerous beasts which might have been a danger to the village? Such possibilities are lost in the prehistoric mists of cultures from which the polynesian expansion sprung.
Linda And Fred Chamberlain, Melbourne, Florida Member Since September 2008 Artist Statement Currently living in Melbourne, Florida, Linda’s art is sometimes as gentle as a calm tide pool, or it can capture the rush of high surf, or the glory of the Cosmos.
These images are available as framed canvas, matted prints, and a variety of gift items such as greeting cards, playing cards, aprons, mouse pads, calendars, etc.