Monday, March 25, 2013

Trinity Begins

I have been doing some sketches and writings about this trinity pot that I wanted to create, it was going to have a tree with roots on the actual side of the pot, the shape would be like an amphora, and the plant would have three stems, the mother, and the two children, representing my sister and I.  The pot is done, the figure at first glance scary, but like African masks she (she is actually wearing a Guatemala mask) is only designed to scare away potential danger.  The central figure is composed of a woman with no real form of her own, her face is a mask, the belly is a rose, her breasts are eggplants, arms vines... this sort of woman is based on a (somewhat Picassoesque) painting by Wilfredo Lam called "The Jungle" where its unclear whether the round objects are breasts or fruit.
Ive been inspired by that painting before

The trinity theme is repeated several times, in some lichenshrooms, three birds, three buds, three eggs, three figures, behind the central figure are three plants, there are even three eggplants, this particular trinity is a personal play on a common motif in religious art. 

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