Monday, March 30, 2009

"Observatory"

"Observatory"   3.5 x 7 mixed media encaustic   Jill Herrick-Lee

3 comments:

AllanB said...

The name "Kewpie" derives from Cupid, a Roman god. The box containing the Kewpie creates a heavenly observatory overlooking life on earth, like a guardian angel. Great combination of mysticism and secrets (the box).

janetvanfleet said...

What a wonderful observation!

I noticed there are circles above and below the Kewpie that seem quite mysterious. It's like she's caught in a tractor beam...

These Kewpie pieces are great, and I like them a lot as a series, a suite (sweet)of Kewpies!

ohjoyohjoy said...

Allan and Janet,

I love the meaning of Kewpie as a symbol of love and then creating places for him/her to travel to and observe from.

Janet, you caught the circles above and below Kewpie! They are outside of the box as well. The circles came from a game I had never heard of before, called "Stun." They are glowing gold on a cobalt blue back ground and similar to a yin/yang symbol. I like the idea of Kewpie being beamed into an actual moment or perspective like a shift in consciousness or an awakening.


I have a few more in progress I hope to share here soon...Maybe they are a tiny series...

Thanks for your comments!