This painting came to me in my sleep a month or so before I decided to create her; after some research I stumbled across the Five Elemental Symbols all of which expresses the vision I had. The lady is one with all of the elements; Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Spirit.
Earth representative of potential and transformation; the point where the old gives way to the new; the empty fertility readies to feed new creations.
Water is the element of emotion and wisdom, particularly the wisdom of age
and the unconscious.
Air is the element of intelligence, creativity, increase and new beginnings.
Fire is associated with strength, activity, blood, and life-force. It is also seen as highly purifying and protective, consuming impurities and driving back the darkness.
Spirit is a bridge between the physical and the spiritual. In cosmological models, spirit is the transitory material between the physical and celestial realms. Within the microcosm, spirit is the bridge between body and soul.