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My second ACEO piece is in homage to creativity in its highly sensual aspects (as opposed to a more intellectual approach) which I believe is fairly self evident in the imagery itself. The concepts of fecundity, fruitfulness, and fertility have often been represented visually via the soft curves of the female form. For example, the prehistoric sculpture known as the "Venus of Willendorf" with her pendulous breasts and rotund belly is commonly cited as a fertility figure and potentially a Goddess of growth. The association between women and fecundity in the physical realm is a strong one, of course, because women have the ability to literally give birth to new life. However, I personally do not think the association between women and creativity should only be a matter of biology nor that fecundity should relate only to making babies (or producing seeds, spores, etc.). This image is intended to convey another view of fecundity.

The swirling green patterns were intended to represent stylized flora and foliage, but it also ended up resembling green fire which is also appropriate in some sense.

Size: 2.5" x 3.5"
Media: Prismacolor colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic
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digimagicnb Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
That is amazing!
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ATCfanatics Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Featured [link]
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Diarment Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hi, I'm "diarment". I really like your art, and I will continue your work.
I invite you to view my gallery, can be of your interest:)
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hogret Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Featured [link]
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:iconsphinxmuse:
sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing. I was shocked to see it was an ACEO simply because of all the detail and beauty to the piece.
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bask8case Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
i think this painting really captures the spirit of fertility (: i love the curves and the soft colours (:
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spiralunwinding Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Still remains as one of my favorite pieces - and one of my most cherished originals. It sits on my window sill; always in view!
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:iconsphinxmuse:
sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
I hope it's not getting too much sun though on the windowsill :( It might fade over long exposure.
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spiralunwinding Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
There's no direct sunlight hitting the window (its location is low and beneath a long deck) and it is also sitting in front of two other framed pieces. No need for concern!
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:iconsphinxmuse:
sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
Yay! I feel much better now.
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:icondarioart:
darioart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
oh my godddddddddddd!!!
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:iconsphinxmuse:
sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008   Traditional Artist
Is that a good "oh my god!" or a bad "oh my god!"?
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:icondarioart:
darioart Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Is good!!! :):):)
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:iconsphinxmuse:
sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
Gracias!
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darioart Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
;)
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so magnificent. I love your spiritual pieces.
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:iconsphinxmuse:
sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just great - adds to my :+fav:
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:iconollieteo:
OllieTeo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
...

Only 25 dollars?

Even if it is small, I thought it'd be at least 40... it's lovely.
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007   Traditional Artist
Well, it's worth more than $25.00 in labor costs, but I wasn't sure if the demand is there to be able to charge $40 at this point.
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Farfalla-Dea Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful. I love the idea of it and the sensual nature of growth is very evident.

Beautiful. :clap:
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous, completely expresses everything you are exploring, Beautiful :heart:
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omnipotentwalrus Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Student
Somebody's been taking an art history course.. :P One of my thoughts on why these curves are so attractive is that in iceage climates it's simply warmer (both to them and their partner and children).. it's also well-known that body fat both nourishes and protects forming babies.. It may seem like sheer biology, but never forget that our biology is what makes us who we are and our more aesthetic consciousness is a wrapping around that.. the sheer example that the curves in a piece of art can recall the primal mind to archetypes of fertility and abundance is evidence enough to tie our creative essence to our fundamental nature. And why shoudn't it be so? Our connection to our past is the foundation of our spirit, and the very reconnection this society needs to undergo.. for aesthetic purposes (paris hilton vs. queen latifa) and the very premise of our humanity.

(especially when we're headed into another ice age :))
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007   Traditional Artist
Somebody's been taking an art history course..

I took quite a few of them actually ;) Actually, if I do plan to go back to college, I would like to major in Art History.
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007   Traditional Artist
I really didn't need to use "actually" twice in a row! :laughing: I need to get some sleep.
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