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Shapeshifter 2 - The Mayfly/Dragonfly Series

Shapeshifter 2 - The Mayfly/Dragonfly Series


Acrylic and resin on Canvas

25cm diameter




What would you do if you only had one day?
The Mayfly lives for less than 24 hours, some only 5 minutes. Once hatched, they must explore, feed, find a mate, and adventure before the sun sets. The Dragonfly can live for between 6-7 months or even 6-7 years.

In some cultures, dragonflies represent good luck or prosperity. So make a wish when you see a dragonfly and it’ll come true.


In China, they represent harmony, good luck, and prosperity. This might relate to the belief that the dragonfly is the soul of a dragon.


In America, one Native American myth suggests that dragonflies were originally dragons. A coyote tricked a dragon into shapeshifting, and it couldn’t change back. As a result, the dragonfly symbolises change, speed, and illusion.


Dragonflies appear in Navajo sand paintings. Where images show them near water, they represent the water’s purity.

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