Cactus Gallery LA
MY DEER ONE by artist Anna Chung
Acrylic on board, 5 x 7"
In Korean folk art, deer sometimes symbolize friendship. They are considered holy animals that are often depicted with other elements symbolizing longevity. They are one of the few animals that help the gods find immortality mushrooms.
When I think of friendship, especially during such tumultuous times, I am reminded of how precious and important it is. This piece shows how the deer has found immortal mushrooms for the main figure, offering one in a gesture of friendship and love. Good friends can often help you see invaluable pieces of yourself that will help you thrive. Plus, who doesn’t like friends that find you magical food?