Aquarius the Water Bearer


This colorful depiction of the eleventh sign in the zodiac, Aquarius, is the perfect choice for those who have birthdays between January 20th and February 18th.


What comes to mind when you hear “Aquarius”? I asked this question of several friends and family members as I prepared to paint the eleventh card in my zodiac series.

The answer every single person gave me was simply this: water. Nothing more, nothing less. Unlike all of the other astrological signs, this one had no particular image associated with it. Once I did some research, I figured out why. The myth goes that Zeus looked down from heaven and saw a beautiful naked boy carrying water in an urn. Zeus immediately fell in love, so he transformed himself into a large bird and whisked the boy away to the heavens, assigning him the role of “water bearer” for eternity. To make things even more nebulous, I found out Aquarius is an air sign, not a water sign. Huh?

I decided to skip some of the more unethical parts of the story and instead painted a Grecian urn overflowing with water. I think the final result is something that works with the rest of my zodiac series while still making a reference to the original myth.

Time to celebrate the Age of Aquarius!


Weight .5 oz
Dimensions 5.83 × 4.13 × .016 in


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