Monday, 20 July 2009

Angels Tears.


June set a challenge called 'Angel's Tears' this week over at the 'So Artful' blog.

I found this image of the small angel resting his weary head on a skull. I thought the facial expression of the cherub distressingly pitiful and wondered what could have brought on such despair.

This ATC is quite different from my usual work as I feel it is quite morose and dark...although I don't consider myself to have a morbid personality, at times I can be quite pessimistic and 'down beat' and I suppose this is one of those periods and I have reflected it in this piece. I was tempted to 'pretty it up' a bit and add some embellishment but decided the starkness of it only highlighted the anguish of the sculpture.

The quote by William Shakespeare I think is incomplete so I apologise to the Bard for plaguerising his genius - but the quote as written (even if it's not a complete context) is true.... man's actions must be the only things that would make angels weep.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, this is stunning and the excerpt from Shakespeare is a wonderful choice. Beautiful and creative artwork. I love it!

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  2. Beautiful card Viv and the text is very apt.

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  3. This is just wonderful! I love the quote from Shakespeare. Great card! ~Lori

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  4. Very melancholic, but beautiful.

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  5. Hi Viv, this is excellent. A beautiful and heart wrenching piece. I hope its helped release those negative vibes that made you sad. Its a gorgeous atc and you should be really proud of this one
    thanks for playing along and hugssssss june xxx

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  6. Wow, this is fantastic! It is stark, but better that way, as you said. The words are good too. Great take on the theme.

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  7. Very apt quote for the image. Trying to be upbeat, I'm hoping the cherub just had a monster hangover... ;)

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