Re: Mythic art?
What a great load of info and pointers! See comments,
--- In email@example.com, "Elizabeth Apgar Triano"
> Jef said:include
> You can see some of my work at www.marshnest.com. This doesn't
> much of my explicitly mythopoeicwebsites of
> work, but it demonstrates my style. Would love pointers the
> others who are also activelyThanks!
> either creating mythic images or are writing mythic stories.... >>
> I like your humpback whale.
> Have you done any coelacanths? snappingHave done coelacanths, and plenty of turtles, although
> turtles? Wolverines? Mudpuppies?
none that snap. Haven't done wolverines, but _have_ done
badgers. No mudpuppies, but plenty of frogs. In general, I
guess I've done more fish and birds than anything else,
plus I have loads of insect paintings from a few years back...
mostly scarab beetles, as one might expect ;->
> There is Joanna Powell Colbert at www.jpc-artworks.com. She hassome
> interesting things. I like her Lugh.She's OK, but a little too literal for my tastes. I like for an
artist to suggest and to at least attempt subtlety.
> Susan Seddon Boulet, although gone from this earth, continues toinfluence
> many besides me. You can find her books on amazon.com and otherplaces. I
> bet if you google her name you'll find a few images, and choosewhatever
> site is best for your connection (I have a pokey dialup).Susan's work is closer to my tastes. She leaves much to the
reader, suggesting much in the way of atmosphere and leaving
interpretation more open.
> Actually I have a few pagan artworks sites. I haven't checked themall
> out, but I suspect that many have Arthurian bits in them, some mayhave
> elves and other Tolclone stuff, but there will also be a good bitof witchy
> type stuff.often
> OK I do'nt have as many as I used to. You can find artist websites
> listed in the artist blurb in Dancing Dragon catalog, as well asamong the
> ads in the pagan magazines (SageWoman and PanGaia for example, onthis side
> of the pond, and, uhm, I forget the titles of hte ones I picked upin the
> UK).creation. You
> There are also quite a few places reviving the art of icon-
> know, those spooky Byzantine things. I get regular mailings from aplace
> in Vermont but of course I can't remember its name at the moment.If
> anyone is interested I will find one of my icon cards and look themup
> though. Both traditional and contemporary images are being madenowadays,
> so whichever flavor you prefer there is probably something you likeout
> there.I actually admire iconography tremendously when it's done well. Is
something I might like to try to tackle one day, myself. I
particularly like the fact that in the Orthodox faith, icons are
believed to be _literal_ windows into heaven, and thus facilitate
prayer and reflection. This "cusp" between worlds has always
> And here is a quiz ... hwich Mythological creature would YOU be? Ihave,
> depending on mood, come up as Pegasus, a dryad, and a Dragon. Iwant to be
> a Succubus but I guess I'm not mean enough. lolWell, I come out as either a dragon or a gorgon, depending on how
> Lizzie Triano
> amor vincit omnia
I answer the final question. Don't know how I'd feel about _being_ a
dragon, but I know I love drawing the beasties. Have quite a few of
them around the house, glaring down at me from doorframes and
windowsills. Will have to put some of these up on my website at some