Ode to Mars is a 3.5×7.5 in. print
Mars is the beating drum calling for action, the iron Will burning hot within, the seductive nature of power through both the velvet beauty of the Rose, and the drawing of blood from her thorns…
Mars represents both the sacred and the toxic masculine within us all.
Two iron swords contemplate war or surrender. The Rose that now stands up right in strength, will at some point inevitably be hung up side down as a symbol of remembrance. Stinging Nettles provide a
circle of protection from exterior forces, but they also have the
potential to sting the beholder… All of these contradictory symbols embody the influence of Mars, and this influence resides within us as well.
Mars answers our call for power within and without, to either be used for greater levels of self empowerment, and in it’s shadow, to cast power over others. This archetype is ultimately representative of our Will to live, to love, and to take actions to pursue our deepest passions and desires.
This visual talisman is intended to invoke the spirit of Mars, promoting fearlessness, protection in moments when one must state their place and fight for what they believe in, and the courage and strength to move through conflict with confidence and power.
This piece is printed and cut by me on 100% cotton Matte, high quality Epson Hot Press Bright paper, with Epson Pigmented inks, and so much love and care. I sign my name on the back of each print for authenticity.