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Ok, so I got the okay from catvalente to show people the piece I've done for the Orphan's Tales art show.

I could actually use some ego stroking on this one - only if you mean it, of course. But this piece has too much of my own angst and grief and feeling-betrayed wrapped up in it for me to be able to see it objectively, so I'm honestly not sure if it's a piece of crap or not.

Idyll's Moon
24"x36", acrylic on canvas

I'm not going to tell you much of the story that inspired this painting, as the book's not going to be released until Halloween. (If you haven't read Volume 1, go do so! It's amazing!) But the painting is about a being, a child of the Moon, who, upon completion of his greatest work of art, the Rose Dome you see in the painting, was betrayed and tortured by those he was working for. I was having a lot of similar (though nowhere near as dramatic) stuff going on this spring, so when I read that portion of the story it reached out through the page and grabbed me by the jugular. I agonized over the painting for months; I could hardly bear to look at it at times. Finally, I finished it, and came (mostly) to peace with what had happened - though I couldn't tell you which came first.



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Sep. 5th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
I so very much love your work.
Sep. 5th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
I quite like it. It speaks to me, calls to me, makes me a bit misty. Guess I best go get the book (v. 1) then wait for t'other.
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Sep. 5th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Ooh. I never thought of the Prometheus similarity, though it seems obvious in retrospect. Thank you!
Sep. 5th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
There have been times that I have attended performances; and just after the climactic moment.. there was a long moment of silence before the applause started. That silent pause is the instinctive spiritual appreciation of heartfelt art (in whatever form).

And I paused when I saw this.
Sep. 5th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)

Thank you.
Sep. 5th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
Wow. Just Wow.

It is eerie and frightning how well this depicts what I'd been feeling. When will you have prints available?
Sep. 6th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC)
Sep. 6th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
This is beautiful. I really find your paintings very inspiring. My personal favorite technical aspect is the translucence you achieved in his wing over the rose dome. My favorite emotional aspect is the pose itself.

Well done. I want to hug you and snuggle you in response to this!
Sep. 7th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
I hope nobody lambastes me for this. I don't love the piece. I like the dome. The moon looks very plain to me. And the...perspective? body proportions? of the character seem(s) off. Also, the spike just doesn't seem to fit somehow. Sorry I can't be more articulate. I'm not an art critic, or very knowledgeable about art, so if you hate my opinion, you can just call me ignorant and you wouldn't be far off. :P

All that said, I LOVE most of your art work. Don't let my lack of appreciation for one piece affect your ego in the slightest. You are a true artist.
Sep. 7th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is so powerful! And I know that it has nothing to do with it, nevertheless it illustrates quite a bit my situation...
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