Born in Damascus, Syria in 1977, Hagop immigrated to the United States with his sister when he was just twelve years old. As a Syrian-Armenian, he is motivated to preserve his culture and share it in a way that challenges stereotypes. While Hagop’s works are eye-catching – even startling – in their surrealism upon first glance, they are very much grounded in reality.
Walrus Woman serves as the keeper of wisdom. She teaches the importance of connection and that every individual serves a unique and divine purpose. Walruses live in large herds and are dependent on the group for survival. She is an African tribe leader wearing a walrus skull to demonstrate her strength and ability to survive.
Peace Dove is symbolic of the Great Mother and shares her connection to the divine with the world. She assists in the surrender of earthly burdens to spirit, and she is in the deepest sense, a messenger of peace. She restores balance and harmony during times of turmoil and trouble.
“Meta” is the patron saint of Resurrection and symbolizes the great cycles of transformation in life. Like the lotus blooming from the mud, she demonstrates that things of magnificent beauty are born from the depths of darkness. Rooted in the elements of earth and water, she is the embodiment of the divine feminine; while her wings lift her from the material world and represent her connection to the light.
“Innocent” serves as a reminder that magic always surrounds us and that we must believe in our own power. It is a symbol of purity dedicated to all children of the world, dealing with war, injustice and pain.
Faerie embodies the serenity and wisdom of patience at the same time holding an innovative vision of the world. Her unique and clever sensibility makes her a master navigator, able to move swiftly with the turnings of the tide. She teaches not to judge a book by its cover, because things are not always as they seem.