Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sorrow is a difficult subject as there are so many things that make us sad. I have chosen to use an article on the Armenian Genocide, where a mother is mourning the death of her child and a Shutterstock image of a angel statue. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenia has all the information on this terrible event.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
To me the challenge was not to use an image of a beautiful girl etc. So I turned to indigenous cultures and found this energetic goddess from the Andes (Wikipedia) and combined her with a painting of birch trees by Zoltan Szabo as the background. I have included the information from Wilipedia,
The indigenous peoples of the Andes worship the fertility goddess Pachamama. In Inca mythology, Pachamama presides over planting and harvesting and causes earthquakes. After conquest by Catholic Spain her image was masked by the Virgin Mary, behind whom she is invoked and worshiped in the Aboriginal ritual in some parts of Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. The religion centered in the Pachamama is practiced currently in parallel form to Christianity, to the point that many families are simultaneously Christian and pachamamistas. Pachamama is sometimes syncretized the Virgin of Candelaria.
Half is based on a statue that I purchased a number of years ago in Ferndale, California, it is titled "Rising Heart" and is hand forged steel by Kramer. The top half is masked with a rose blending "Difference". Texture by Jerry Jones. Here is a link to Kramer's site http://www.kramersculptures.com/