Friday, May 13, 2011

Inspiration Avenue Challenge: Ancient

Can you believe this is Friday the 13th? This week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue is by Kat W, who wants us to create something religious, sacred, spiritual, ancient, or symbolic. Since I have never made religious art, I had a hard time coming up with an idea for this challenge, even after considering the date to be symbolic by those who are superstitious.

However, I have a swap I'm in at the moment where I used what to me looks like an ancient person as the focal image.

And the image on the Ancient's chest has a symbol of "logic." I hope I don't give too much away because this mixed media piece is for a color swap I'm in (and I still have here). I hope this meets Kat's requirements. At least the challenge seemed open enough I didn't have to limit it to religion.

If this sounds like a challenge you would be interested in participating in, head on over to Inspiration Avenue this week.

17 thoughtful remarks:

Kat W said...

This is perfect Elizabeth.

I may have not explained the challenge properly because 'Ancient' includes the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians... and can encompass mythology, very old art etc (could be an old gallery piece or the pattern from a greek urn). Symbolic includes anything of meaning to people including symbols of love (someone did roses). And sacred doesn't have to be anything to do with religion as much as anything people believe in or express as being important at a deep level. I've done a mandala because it is both an ancient & spiritual art form that is across many cultures and religions as well as just pretty. But really the theme could include just about anything ingrained in our culture.

Sorry if my challenge page didn't make all that clear and easy to understand. It was my first time hosting.

The great thing is your piece is perfect anyway.

Kat X

Tammy said...

How cool. Love the layers. Sorry to hear about the blogger mishaps.

Doone said...

ooh I LOVE symbolism -

any yours is gorgeous,

Hope the removals (inatallations?) are progressing well,


Marilyn Rock said...

Very creative for the theme. That would be a challenge for me. Blogger has had glitches yesterday and I posted something on Friday, it disappeared then came back double! I couldn't comment on Blogs until last night.

Amy said...

Hi :)
I like that page, yes i do.

YOu did a cool thing with religious symbolism. I like working with it, and I'm glad you didn't shy away from it.

Also, I do love a sky blue/turquoise-y color so that made me happy too.

Now i see in your previous post that there is a rain situation and i can just see a photo of The CAt, so i must go see that cute guy.


Carola Bartz said...

This looks pretty ancient to me... and I like what you created. I didn't participate this week, we're getting close to the end of the school year, always a busy time, and I spend a lot of my time with the owls - actually, I just came back from another visit, they're doing well.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love this! I have to admit I had a hard time coming up with something for the challenge as well, but your ancient man with his "logic" is perfect! So glad you decided to share it even tho' it's part of a current trade you're involved in.

Yvonne said...

The image is gorgeous and the background only enhances it more, Lizbeth!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow!! THis is super-gorgeous and beautiful..and such a powerful presence it embodies!! Love it!

Charlie said...

You did a great job. I love the layers. I think it's perfect for the challenge. Kat explained quit well above.

artangel said...

I think this fits the theme very well. I'm loving the contrast between the ancient statue and the leopard print - inspired!

I've had Blogger issues this last week too - mainly with posts/comments disappearing! Hopefully they've resolved for all of us now!

Amanda said...

I love your piece. I feel that when we create a piece, we use our individual talents and soul. So the outcome is a unique and original work. I find that sacred. I love the image and the background color you used, the contrast really makes it pop. And thank you for visiting my blog and your wonderful comments. I appreciate them. Take Care.

priti.lisa said...

Love this piece Elizabeth! I was thinking exactly what Angie said...the contrast between the leopard print and the Greek(?) God is really cool☺

Judy Goddard said...

he looks ancient to me! I'd say you hit it right on the head!

gemma said...

Blogger had me PO'd. It printed a draft. OH NO and it was just a mess. Not what I wanted to put out there. OH well Moving right along.
Your art is great. Love all the images. To me it says if you have logic you will stay away from Leopards. lol.

Marlynn said...

I like, you did it. It so looks so ancient and I love the "logic" - love the way your mind works! LOL

Magpie said...

This is perfect for the challenge! I love the ancient guy mixed with the leopard print. Makes you wonder what went on before he got those leopard skins :)