It began with a yearning, ever so slight, to capture something of dignity and majesty. I could only picture the background until I made the first brushstroke in white. And then it came to me, to paint the eagle. For only this creature can embody dignity and majesty; an omen of victory for the divine, the eagle is the symbol of Zeus, the king of the Greek pantheon. With its stark contrast of white and dark plumage, its sharp eyes and sharper beak, the only view it has of the world is from above.

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