Mother of Stars

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kir talmage barnes

I had a vague impression of a deity/archetype at night which came from reading "The Merchant and the Genius", the first tale -- in which others are nested -- of the Arabian Nights (read online at http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext94/arabn11.txt). I wanted to approach the telling of tales more slantwise, though, probably because of the way Scheherazade was nesting tales within tales. That slantwise aspect showed up in the way she is of the sky -- is the sky -- is her self separate from the sky -- all concurrently. Pleased with some aspects (no pun) of how this came out, not so much with others. It's hard to convey that multiple layers of being.Original is on 4-inch x 4-inch Arches... coldpress I think, but on the less-toothed side (that was the way it was glued; didn't realize this because I've still so much learn about papers). Jackson and Winsor&Newton watercolors. Still so incredibly much to learn and practice.


Published More than a year ago

Category Mythology



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