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As Hermes Trismegistus once said,

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…”

Aleah Koury‘s painting brings to mind the saying, as above, so below, and the duality of nature – human, or otherwise. For example, the color red symbolize both love and hate; and navy blue represents the mysterious depth of space and sea. Read Full Article →


If you have an e-commerce website, trains probably play a vital role in your product distribution. In another era, humans toiled and sacrificed to lay down tracks, establishing the vast web of interconnecting train lines across America. To this day, we use the rail system to transport goods and people from city to city, coast-to-coast. I’ve always been fascinated by trains, often counting the cars between the engine and caboose. Read Full Article →


As John Greenleaf Whittier once said,

“Swan flocks of lilies shoreward lying,
In sweetness, not in music, dying.”

In many cultures, the water lily symbolizes love, purity and resurrection. In Bernard Weston‘s painting, the red water lily adds an element of surprise to a blue canvas pond. The red represents love, the water represents purity and the depiction of nature represents resurrection or new life. Read Full Article →