Paula Kuitenbrouwer, Dutch artist, has drawn Feng Shui's 5 Elements: Water, Earth, Metal, Wood and Fire, as artistic interpretations.
These are original and large drawings that decorate an office, room or wall effectively and artistically. They are beautifully rendered full with details and vivid colours. All are circular compositions, offering unity.
The elements can be found individually, as art prints in Paula's shop too.
These circular compositions show exquisite details and skill. They can be used at home, for Feng Shui workshops and in office rooms. They are engaging, invite exploring of your ideas about what are elements, what do they represent and which role do they play in your life. As from ancient times philosophers discussed the elements of life. What were the building blocks of life? Many manuscripts were written on the elements of life, some adding air, aether and void as an element too.
Water: Paula has drawn a cut through that shows water in a pond. As water is so minimal visible, it is the lotus growing in the lotus pond that shows indirectly water.
Wood: Again Paula used a cut through, showing the growth rings, representing wood. Counting the growth rings of a tree is a way to tell how old a tree is.
Earth: Next to a cut-through that shows soil and dirt layers, Paula shows how we use dirt since prehistoric times, to make ceramics and to built stone walls. This is a solid drawing representing the grounding and soil character of earth.
Fire: There are flames in this drawing, in one of its outer rings, but Paula used the fiery petals of red tulips to present the fire element, its passion and dominant red colour.
Metal: Paula shows a metal and beautiful teapot with white-washed and golden decorated tea cups. This drawing is done with Derwent metallic coloured pencils using Bronze, Gold and Silver. It works: prints shows a metallic shine that communicated the metallic element. Frame this drawing with metallic frame and its crisp white background works effectively.
Paula Kuitenbrouwer is owner of www.mindfuldrawing.com and can be found on Instagram as @mindfuldrawing.
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