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14 July 2007 @ 12:33 am
Shrine collage for Kuan Yin  
When I was in L.A. I found this amazing card with an unusual representation of Kuan Yin, almost like a negative with dark skin and white hair against a black background and a red dragon in the foreground. Then I found 3 advertisements for a cruise line in some of the magazines I am tearing up that had red and white paper lanterns floating on the sea. I immediately pictured them with the card in a collage. I want to find some red Chinese silk and use that to frame it, over a mat maybe.

Photos behind the cut:

I've also been playing around with the arrangement of a collage about snakes, with images of Eve and Lilith and so on. I feel like I want to wait and look for more background images or special paper to use, so I haven't glued anything down yet.

I've got to get a mat cutter and learn to mat and frame my own stuff, plus the backlog of art I've got sitting around waiting to be framed.
labrys6 on July 14th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
That is a lovely representation of Kuan Yin. I have long played with the idea of making my own Lillith shrine, but so far have not done it. A representation that embodies her has yet to really lock itself in my mind. I find it interesting that yours has a cutout of that little Cretan priestess(goddess?) figure----long a favorite of mine. I own a little statuette like that, and although I know all about the controversy that the image was augmented and 'made up' so to speak by diggers working the site, she will always be a representation of Kybele for me. No good logical reason why, just know that from first sight of the image at about age ten, I was captured and in love with that little idol.

Perhaps I will eventually get my crude artless self off my butt and make an image of the same self-drying clay I used for my Hekate. We call the ferrets 'children of Lillith' from time to time....since she allegedly bore demons and we always call them the fur-demons!
Tapatitapati on July 15th, 2007 08:03 am (UTC)
Thank you!

There are so many representations of Lilith, it's hard to choose between them all. You might use a group and make a collage of them!

Fur demons, LOL! I'm sure they seem like demons on a particularly mischievous day.
labrys6 on July 15th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Off Topic..
Tapati...I apparently lost your email addy somehow. Would you please email me at labrys6@mac.com?
Tapatitapati on July 15th, 2007 08:01 am (UTC)
Re: Off Topic..
3treekisser3treekisser on July 15th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
Tapatitapati on July 15th, 2007 08:01 am (UTC)
equani_tsulaequani_tsula on July 16th, 2007 10:39 am (UTC)
love it
The one of Kwan Yin is really spectacular. I like the Lilith idea. Perhaps a back paper of some pattern of snakes in grass...like a fabric maybe. Yeah, I see something in my head sorta. LOL.