Hand painted spiritual symbols & animals on pebbles, rocks & fossils for medicine bags, natural stone paperweights & rock jewelry. Learn animal messenger meanings as symbols. Keep Spirit a part of your daily life with these mini paintings by Tree Pruitt. Images are one of a kind & found within the natural stone surfaces, which are never cut nor fillers ever are used. The artist often leaves a portion of natural surface exposed because that is the spirit of the stone.
The Mesopotamian Sumerian Goddess Inanna, in her chalice-shaped form (circa 800 BCE), she sits in a characteristic breast-offering pose with metallic gold painted jewelry on this one of kind Spiritkeepers Stone. On her lap rests a crescent moon. This flat pebble figure is painted on a brown stone river rock and coated with several layers of protective gloss varnish.
Each Spiritkeepers Stone is unique, individually numbered, and signed with the sigil logo on the reverse; no fillers or cutting ever used on stones. This piece is intended for indoor display and surface is water washable.
Hand painted on this pebble lays a grizzly bear curled up; perhaps awoken from a nap. The playfully detailed image was inspired by bumps and shapes found on the natural surface of the rock. This type of stone is a variety of granite. It was collected by hand from the Northern Pacific Ocean in the United States. Display as home decor or keep as animal spirit guide reminder; Place near computer workspace to remind you of the magic world of nature.
Sized at 28 mm x 35 mm x 11 mm thick
Symbolism of the Bear:
In both ancient and modern cultures bear often represents the Primordial Mother energy. One reason for this is that mother bears are fierce to protect offspring. The bear is also seen as a symbol for Earth energy and dreaming as they tend to travel the depths of caves into the figurative womb of the planet; burrowing deep to hibernate. In spiritual art and Jungian studies the curious bear represents the deepest parts of the inner self consciousness, revealed through introspections self discovery. Bear is a guide to lure the seeker deeper into the portion of “The Hero’s Journey”, (see Joseph Campbell), that requires the Hero to look deeper still within the self.
Alice would have to be very tiny to follow this rabbit down the hole, but you can keep the spirit of the white rabbit with you through this miniature painted stone. The rabbit is a symbol of fertility, and that can apply to attracting an abundance of magical fertility as well as other types. Slight-of-hand magicians use the white rabbit during hat tricks, further embedding it into our collective minds as a symbol for magic. In the story, Alice in Wonderland, the white rabbit is the leader of the tale who guides us along with Alice into the magic dream world of the unconscious.
Sized at just over 1" inch long and 1/2" at the widest, it's amazing how the rock shape actually feels like an animal body including slightly raised areas that feel like leg haunches! This pebble would be a nice fetish addition to a Native American style medicine bag, or simply a light hearted addition to a desk top work space as a reminder of the magic outside of the mundane.