Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Cathedral of a Woman

22x18", pencil, pen, watercolor, tea stained Bristol
"For the knight is swift and the Sybil is wise, so is that of every Woman."
This piece was inspired, in its premature stages, with a lone crane feather found on the side of a river bank. With that feather, an idea came, and that idea directed to the self portrait, and then to needing something more to accentuate that piece itself. And seeing how this is a self portrait piece, needed to pick two figures that I reflected to as an artist, which is the Knight and the Sibyl. The knight and the Sibyl are each associated with a being where I find I always seem to think of when I feel the most inspired; a horse and a dragon. I am glad to have had the chance to create this piece before I continue my artistic growth in California in a week. I even have another idea about a story to do with dragons that came from this piece...but I won't spoil that one for you just yet.