“Abaton” 16”x20” acrylic and flashe on canvas. Running through the middle of the painting is a stylized version of the Staff of Asclepius, which is used by many medical organizations around the world. Asclepius was a Greek god associated with healing and medicine. The abaton was the part of the temples of Asclepius where adherents slept to heal. The leaves in gold are sage whose Latin name means “safe.” The painting also includes many symbols for healing and protection. SOLD
Summer by Rosemarie Forsythe, acrylic on canvas, 36"x24"
Contemplation by Rosemarie Forsythe, 48"x36” acrylic on canvas. So many cultures see the peacock in interesting ways. Christians see it as a sign of hope — of auspicious events yet to unfold. Muslims see peacocks as a cosmic symbol representing the whole universe or the sun at its zenith. Several cultures believe the peacock can shift something negative into a positive. The Cambodians believe peacocks disable poisons when they destroy serpents. In China and Vietnam, the peacock is a symbol of peace and prosperity. The Yazidi believe the peacock has the power to reconcile opposites — an excellent symbol for a peacemaker.
Late Afternoon by Rosemarie Forsythe, Venetian plaster and acrylic on canvas, 11"x14" The fox is a Celtic symbol of intelligence and resourcefulness.