This drum was done for Kim. She had been working with active imagination and dream analysis and during a meditation the visual of this stag came to mind. She calls him Namen. He can fly and when he lands his roots go deep into the earth. I loved the idea of putting him with the ancient symbol of the moon between his horns and the Keltic symbol that is in the front. I also made the background nighttime and the bird is flying in as a sign of social awareness. On the side I put a hippo, as Kim has always been drawn to the protective energy around that animal.
Kim was great to work with and I enjoyed helping her bring her meditation to the drum!
Here is a visual progression of the drum: