Angela Tannehill

Jellyfish Waltz

What does it mean? I hear this a lot. The truth is, I often don’t know until months after a piece is finished. Then suddenly, out of nowhere, the relevance of the symbolism to my life will hit me—the way suddenly a dream you had forever ago will make perfect sense.

Like many other artists, I don’t feel entirely responsible for the worlds depicted in my art. Like Elizabeth Gilbert says in her book, Big Magic, “The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.” These are what I’ve found so far. I’m grateful I could find some worth sharing, and just as grateful for the many (many) that weren’t.

So, I’ll leave the meaning up to you. Like any good tarot deck, horoscope, or dream interpretation, what matters is what you see.

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