"Guardian Feathers" by Michael Parkes
Signed Limited Edition Stone Lithograph, Unframed
Image Size: 11.375 X 4.5 in.
Edition Size: 25
The "Feathers of Power" represent necessary skills of the interior warrior. They are Sweetness, Ruthlessness, Cunning and Patience. You must have these powers in equal balance. Although my imagery for this detail comes principally from the Native Americas, I see these feathers rather as a visual koan. As with a Japanese koan, you cannot understand it with mental logic. It is used as an aid to make the jump past the logical and linear thought process.--Michael Parkes