As Above, So Below zodiac art prints are an original quirky, and entertaining reinterpretation of the Zodiac. Mudras (gestures) replace constellations in a cosmic sleight of hand, while the positive and negative traits of each sign are portrayed in two-panel ersatz fairytales.
Celestial wheels bookend the series of 24 cathedral-window-shaped im- ages. Within the wheels themselves are 12 mudras or hand gestures with cor- responding constellations set against twilight skies. Each sign was extensively researched both astrologically and mythologically in order to create the hand gestures. Lloyd also researched the flora and fauna represented in the individual sets of images.
The positive and negative aspects of each sign are encapsulated into two- word statements. Sometimes, the characteristics of a particular sign lend themselves to an obvious pre-existing tale. Such as Taurus, which is loosely based on the children’s story of Ferdinand, and Sagittarius which is influenced by Peter Pan.
Above each two panel scene is the corresponding celestial gesture or mudra. The color of each mudra was determined by creating color assignments for each of the quadruplicities, a set of four signs that are either cardinal, mutable or fixed, with their corresponding element of fire, air, water or earth.
Inherent to Lloyd’s work is a subtle wit and humor which often belie darker, yet delightfully disturbing absurdities. Notable throughout the series of images is the liberal use of bird droppings.
The actual stories start as pencil sketches in various manifestations, which were then scanned and built in Adobe Illustrator.
As Above, So Below zodiac art prints are available on canvas and paper.
So, what’s your story and sign?