|7 Jul 2004|| Lisa Ann (Jae) Andresen|
I like thie piece a lot. Technically, it's beautiful. I love the top of the border especially, the folds of her fown, and the colors your employed. Thematically, it's moving of course. My personal views are Christian, and I agree with the sentiment exactly. This would make a really awesome t-shirt. J. ´Kythera' Contreras
replies: "Thank you very much. ^_^ Actually, this design currently IS available on t-shirts here. ^_^;"
|7 Jul 2004|| Astellus|
I read a book by that title...did you get the idea for the words from there? ^_^ J. ´Kythera' Contreras
replies: "Uhh, no. One of the stores I used to frequent had a small painting of a burning pentagram and those words on the wall behind the checkout counter. It wasn't until much later that I found out it was a common phrase among certain groups of pagans (especially the fluffy bunnies). Even so, I still rather agree with the core sentiment."
|5 Jun 2005|| Anonymous|
That's so awesome...how the heck do you peple accomplish this stuff?! It breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|11 Jun 2005|| Certain lover of Legolas|
I don't really get it, but it's still a great picture. The hair rocks.
|12 Jun 2005|| David Eagan|
As a Wiccan I find the statement infuriating. The phrase burning times is inaccurate for a number of reasons. The people that were killed in the inquisition for witchcraft were Christian. Modern Pagan religions are not directly decended from ancient european pre-christian paganism and so the living can not draw a legitimate religious connection between themselves and those that were killed during the inquisition even if they were witches. Usually when the term burning times is used is when ignorant people are trying to lay claim to the "most persecuted religion" title.
I do like the picture though. J. ´Kythera' Contreras
replies: "On the one hand, you are absolutely right... the so-called "burning times" were more of a Christian thing than a pagan thing, and you ARE absolutey right about Wicca having next to nothing to do with pre-Christian pagan religions (for the record, however, I am not Wiccan). This is something that I've learned as I've gotten older, more experienced, and hopefully a little wiser. There is something in the sentiment that still stands out for me, though, and that is that the Inquisition was born of fear and ignorance, and it is my hope that we, the human race, never fall victim to such rampant fear and panic again. For me, the message is not about claiming to be "more persecuted than thou," but a caution against fear, hatred, and panic born of ignorance. Granted, the symbolism of this piece is outdated for that kind of interpretation, but it's still a piece that I'm proud of on a technical, artistic level. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to comment. I'm always glad to hear from all sides on a matter. ^_^"
|12 Jun 2005|| Karyn N Anderson|
What a beautiful picture. I like how the water turns to flame. There's a certain serenity to this piece.... Wonderful job. I wish I could do something like that.
|17 Dec 2005|| Anonymous|
I find this peice to be moving. So many Sisters and Brothers lost to ignorance. All innocent if any crime but to practice the religious freedom this country was supposed to be founded upon; if you can call it a crime at all.
|30 Jan 2006|| Anonymous|
Very powerful and stunning piece - I would love to have this done in stained glass!
As to the comment about the term "burning times" infuriating someone and their whole spiel about Wicca being modern...that person needs to chill the #()* out, get rid of that "Witchier Than Thou" chip on their shoulder and just enjoy the imagery for what it is!
Critics...they're the dog with the hoisted leg to the beauty of the tree.
|15 Jul 2007|| Anonymous|
Dude! I so love how the water flows into fire. It's very groovy! Nice.
|14 Jan 2008|| Renee Moylan|
O.O WOW! now how you did that. that right there is something great!