03 December 2009

To symbolise death








I decided to make my own natural pigment from burnt papers







To help me tell the story of those burnt alive or in effigy








And those burnt at the stake










All in the name of Religion




 
 

18 comments:

The Artist Within Us said...

The idea is marvelous!

It has given rise to an idea I may borrow for a painting I have of the same title 'Burnt Offerings'.

Thank you for sharing,
Egmont

stregata said...

Sensational! And your paintings below - just take my breath away...

Redness said...

Creepy plus very touching thinking about what it symbolises! Goosebump stuff :(

Studio Sylvia said...

Moving and emotional. I don't want to go there at this time.

Lynn said...

Very dark...unsettling.

Sharon said...

Love what you're doing.

Judy Wise said...

Isn't it insane? All in the name of religion.

Kim said...

Great idea Judy. Loving the unfolding of the ideas as you go.

Judy said...

Thanks everyone, it seemed like the logical thing to do. After being in Mexico and seeing how they used natural resources for their pigments, it certainly inspired me to make some of my own.

kelsey said...

What a wonderful idea, though born in pain I'm sure it will translate into a life-affirming painting at your hand (with a little help from M of course!).

Julie said...

NICE!

Tiglizzyclone said...

That is interesting. Especially since we have been "making paper" in our classroom these last few weeks. I would like to try this on my own.

Seth said...

powerful as always!!

vivian said...

that is indeed very powerful. you are amazing, love the way you work. but you knew that already.

steph said...

wow.. i'm anxious to see what you do with this!! i love using 'odd' mediums and this interests me....a lot!
your work i love!!

layers said...

very interesting---can't wait to see how you use this 'pigment' in your work.

Melanie Dooley said...

Just think of the hidden meaning you can give to the work made with your burnt pigments, depending on what you burn? Flowers, cloth, wood...takes on the spirit of what it came from?

Judy said...

Exactly Melanie! Much of my work is about hidden meanings the conduit being symbolism.