Dragonflies have come to be symbolic of many things. Of self realization, of power and poise - of defeat of self created illusions...But most importantly they are just cool looking, almost like hangers-on from the Jurassic period. Dragonflies are often utilized as a design element and offer variously a touch of whimsy, menace or bohemia depending upon the depiction. Behold the magnificent dragonfly in her many guises adorning lamps, birdfeeders and other items.
I'll admit, I've had a longtime aversion to dragonflies from my childhood. But I cannot fail to acknowledge that their physiology is downright beguiling. They just make for a great accent to so many pieces.