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Perelandra

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This is a clay slab I made in May 2008 for a ceramics class, a depiction of Perelandra (Venus) from C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy. Ransom watches the Green Lady as his island gradually draws nearer to hers.

Painted with the available powders, which fortunately included all the colours C.S. Lewis mentioned. :-P When I was building it I forgot that the sky was meant to be flat gold - I thought it was gold with a brighter area where the sun was. I like this huge bright spot though.... :-D

The slab shattered when I fired it - it had been drying for over a month, but I hadn't been told to fire it very slowly. Oh well XD

Unpainted: [link]

Feel free to use this image in C.S. Lewis-related articles, presentations, etc., with credit if possible. :)
Image size
2110x2118px 1.05 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Shutter Speed
1/50 second
Aperture
F/2.7
Focal Length
6 mm
Date Taken
Jun 11, 2008, 12:20:04 AM
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KlippenKatze's avatar
I just read Perelandra and loved it. Amazing piece of work here! The sky is wonderful!!!
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Thank you! Glad you liked the sky, in retrospect I'm glad I did it like that :)
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zurisuProfessional Digital Artist
It's beautiful :) I especially love the sky!
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Thanks very much! :)
Onyangen's avatar
This is so cool!!! It's also one of my favorite books ever.
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Thanks! Glad you liked it! :)
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potatotterStudent Digital Artist
this is excatly how i imagined it!!!!
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Awesome, thanks! :)
archambers's avatar
Very cool. I just listened to the audio book recently. I love this. :)
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Awesome! Thanks, glad you like it! :)
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spawnofjawsStudent
Haha. Its close to what I imagined...
AndromedaRoach's avatar
Cool, thanks :)
gothicchristians's avatar
GREAT book! So long, but well worth it once you get to the third one.

A beautiful, vibrant, and rolling depiction here. Keep up the great work!
AndromedaRoach's avatar
Thank you very much! :) I would like to work with ceramics again someday, maybe make something more useful like a scene on the side of a pot instead of just a slab.... :-D
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EyltwoHobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, very beautiful. It does capture the book's wonderful words.
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Thank you very much! :thanks: And thanks for the fav :)
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EyltwoHobbyist Photographer
You're welcome
TheStorageGnome's avatar
Waaagh! Gorgeous! Totally missed this one the first time around. :excited:
AndromedaRoach's avatar
Haha :-D Thanks, glad you like it! :)
whalewithlegs's avatar
man, AWESOME piece! the colors are so vivid ... too bad it broke!! :(
AndromedaRoach's avatar
Thank you! :-D There were only a few powders to choose from, but they were made from ground-up gemstones and such, so they gave pretty much pure color. :) I was going to keep the pieces and try to glue them together, but they got thrown away.... XD
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