Akitsushima (Isle of the dragonfly)

In Japan the dragonfly is symbolic of strength, courage, victory, success and happiness.
Japanese families in the 11th century would use the dragonfly to decorate everything from furniture to cloths. The dragonfly was even used as a Samurai family crest.
Japanese legend tells of an emperor that was bitten by a horsefly. That horsefly was then eaten by a dragonfly. The emperor then named Japan "Akitsushima" which translates to Isle of the dragonfly.


Dragonhunter
Akitsushima (Isle Of The Dragonfly) Collection

Dragonhunter

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Medium: watercolor, gouache, and color pencil
Original size: —" x —"
Created and copyrighted 199-
by Elizabeth Koval Maffeo

Orange Shadowdragon
Akitsushima (Isle Of The Dragonfly) Collection

Orange Shadowdragon

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Medium: watercolor, gouache, and color pencil
Original size: —" x —"
Created and copyrighted 199-
by Elizabeth Koval Maffeo

Blue-Eyed Darner
Akitsushima (Isle Of The Dragonfly) Collection

Blue-Eyed Darner

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Medium: watercolor, gouache, and color pencil
Original size: —" x —"
Created and copyrighted 199-
by Elizabeth Koval Maffeo

Eastern Pondhawk
Akitsushima (Isle Of The Dragonfly) Collection

Eastern Pondhawk

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Medium: watercolor, gouache, and color pencil
Original size: —" x —"
Created and copyrighted 199-
by Elizabeth Koval Maffeo

 

Golden-winged Skimmer

Golden-winged Skimmer

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Medium: watercolor, gouache, and color pencil
Original size: —" x —"
Created and copyrighted 199-
by Elizabeth Koval Maffeo