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For Athena - Adh'isa
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:05 pm
In the art gallery I posted an image of the young Adh'isa that I did a long time ago for Athena when she wasn't feeling so well. I gave up on it because I feared it wasn't especially uplifting at that time for her but as I'm a lover of dramatic scenes it always lingered in my head, as well as my hard drive.
http://www.starshipnivan.com/gallery/ma ... itemId=496
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:48 pm
Dear friend, I remember the first version of this marvelous piece and the occasion, too: a wonderful birthday present two weeks before my operation.
This captures the moment exactly -- spare, stark, eloquent. The mood reminds me of Princess Mononoke, perhaps because I always thought of Adh'isa as the equivalent of the Shishigami. The style is a marvelous fusion of Japanese zen-style and pre-Raphaelite art nouveau (a hint of Millais' Ophelia in the composition?).
Now that this is in the gallery in finished form, I can say, as did Adh'isa himself in the moment you captured: “Éri adá’ir, Parédh'is Keténi!” But for a very different reason.
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:21 pm
I can't even say how glad I am that the circumstances are so different then when I first sketched this!
An Ophelia most definitely is present as Millais is one of my favorite Pre-Raphaelite painters.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:45 pm
This is absolutely gorgeous! You've once more captured the essence of Adh'isa perfectly, and the emotional atmosphere of this simply resonates. Beautiful work.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:50 pm