BETH REVIS, author of the ACROSS THE UNIVERSE TRILOGY, has an exciting new story for us!! THE BODY ELECTRIC.
There was a contest and Beth asked us to look at these beautiful art cards by CHRISTINE TYLER, and tell what we think the symbolism is in each portrait.
I think the fireflies on Ella's art card symbolize inner beauty shining from within because a firefly is plain on the outside...
but beautiful when illuminated from within.
And then there is Jack's portraiture...
I think the bees on his art card suggest he is a transporter or messenger of some kind because bees transport pollen...
and do the waggle dance to send a message as to where a food source is located.
There are other symbols and items in the artwork, some of the other ideas I had were that Ella is some kind of beacon because fireflies use their lights to attract other fireflies. There are circuits in the background and I suspect Ella is either bionic, or a robot.
Jack's picture has moon phases surrounding him and water in the background, so I am wondering if tides have something to do with the story. I also think he may be a revolutionary because of the flag and the knife in his boot. Or maybe a privateer, or a pirate!!
Beth will be posting the real meanings to the symbols on Tumblr. I will bring the link so we can all see how wrong I was with all of these guesses!
(so you can see how far off I was about every guess, but one)