THIS PARTICULAR ARTWORK BY KELLI BICKMAN TITLED ONE LOVE IS A GREAT WORK ESPECIALLY ENTERING THE NEW YEAR. GREAT SYMBOLISM AND MEANING. INCREDIBLE COLOR AND TEXTURE. A MUST HAVE FOR THE NEW YEAR!
This painting was inspired by the interfaith movement in order to create harmony with all spiritual traditions. The Hand of Fatima is a popular symbol found throughout the Middle East and northern Africa, particularly within the Islamic and Jewish faiths. This is a universal sign of protection also representing femininity. Here it is shown decorated with symbols from several religious traditions with the Jewish Star of David in the eye, the Christian symbol of the cross, the crescent moon and star associated with Islam, as well as the Taoist yin yang symbol representing the concept of duality forming the whole. Also within the hand is shown the eight-spoked Dharmacakra symbolizing the noble eightfold path of Buddhism, the Hindu OM sign and a peace sign rises above it all.
The Ankh in the upper right represents the Key of Life by ancient Egyptians. And the symbol of the star with the crescent moon shown with the moon under the star representing the sun god and moon god. Also shown are the four elements, fire, air, earth and water and within the earth element are skulls symbolizing the nature of impermanence. The central icon is the heart holding the symbols of all of these religious icons. The heart is the central theme of all traditions and the basis of much of Bickman’s art.