Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Art Inspiration: The Knights of the Round Table

 "As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others."

- Audrey Hepburn

According to an old British legend, King Arthur created a round table to seat his knights.  Arthur wanted for all of his knights to know that they were all equaly important to him.  The act of creating the table was a symbolic reminder of how they wanted for their community to be structured without heirarchy.

Inspired by this idea I painted a table that now sits at the center of Studio Alchemy

For me this table symbolically represents how our art community here welcomes everyone as equals.  Each person has something important to say through the symbolic language of their artwork.  

I had members of our art community trace their handprints onto the table.

Next I asked them what their favorite symbols were.  I painted those symbols into the center of their handprints.

Now we have a centerpiece for our community that we can enjoy when we gather together for years to come!  

Hear the full story on the latest episode of The Alchemy of Art Podcast
Available on iTunes or any podcast platform.

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