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Samantha Simms

Lust of the seven deadly sins. There's a little light reflection on the image due to the flash from my digital camera because the paper was too large to fit my scanner, please ignore that ^_~. Let's see how many times I can use the word 'lust' in one description! Wheeee! There's a whole lot of symbolism in this picture... First off, the way I interpret things, Lust is the sibling of Greed. Greed, being its greedy self, stole Lust's gender while they were in the womb, thus leaving Lust genderless and making Greed hermaphroditic. Hopefully Lust looks pretty androgynous, no? It's wearing concealing clothing due to the notion that people always want what they can't have. Not knowing what secrets Lust hides makes it all the more tempting. The roses represent a lust for beauty. No matter how much the thorns rip its skin, Lust continues to hang on, just to be nearer to the beauty of the flowers. I personally don't see lust as a sin, and it can actually be a good thing. It's understandable why lust of the flesh is considered sin in the biblical context, but what about lust for life? Lust for knowledge? With this in mind, I drew a wing pattern on the back of the corset, to link this sin to the angels... in a minute way. Ok, I'm done ranting now.

Published More than a year ago

Category Mythology

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