Art Statement

Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and coincidentally was the first drawing in my Zodiac series. As all beginnings are marked with energy and turbulence, people born under the sign of Aries are courageous, determined and passionate. They can also be impatient, impulsive and aggressive. Ruled by the Planet Mars, the God of war, Aries is a fire sign and represented by the Ram. To bring out these attributes and personify them, I have chosen the obvious Ram's horns and created a Pagan-style female warrior in keeping with the head-strong nature of the sign. The horns and dreadlock hair resemble burnt twigs and branches which is a nod to the fire sign. The ram tattoo over the forehead is significant as Aries tend to be ruled by the head, often walking head-first into trial and risk without a second thought. This makes them incredibly brave and innovative but at the same time stubborn and uncompromising. The skull in her hands is a trophy of war and on her tribal necklace is a pendant depicting the Aries astrological sign.

- Fiona Francois -

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