‘Releasing the Queen’ is representative of dark and light – the two sides of us that make up the whole. It is About being conscious of our own darkness – our ‘Shadow Self’ – and striving for integration between the two sides. By Shedding our masks and releasing our ‘Shadow Self’ we create balance and eliminate inner conflicts, leading to internal growth, self acceptance and living a life of authenticity.
Everything used in the image is symbolic. The Queen of the Night flowers only bloom in the dark, showing that out of darkness can come great beauty. The flight path of the bee leaving the hive is treacherous, as she flies in amongst the flowers dodging the bee catchers along the way. This is not an easy journey, but through the darkness we find our own light.