Thursday, September 11, 2008

In the Garden of Ilmatar


In the Garden of Ilmatar
monotype print with Chine collé, 9"x12"

Ilmatar is the Water Mother, the Creatrix of the World. She brooded on the waters and laid six golden eggs and one iron egg. From this she created the world. The Finns celebrate her as the Great Mother of the Cosmos.

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11 comments:

Patti said...

Now I'm going to have to do a bit of research! I wonder why one iron egg....
Love your work, it's so telling and the mythology you weave through it is intriguing!

quirkyartist said...

This is just lovely. I had to have a very close look to see where is the chine colle and where is the monoprint. Gorgeous.

Sally said...

Hi,

You have some wonderful work on your blog. Love the mixed media style and your monoprinting.

Laura Hegfield said...

This is so elegant...I want to thank you for stopping by my blog...I'm going to add yours as a link to mine, if that's ok with you, please let me know.
gentle steps,
Laura

Grace Lee said...

Thank you for your kind comments Patti, quirky, Sally, and Laura

Patti said...

I was curious enough about the iron egg to do some research about the Ilmatar, thanks for the lesson! And, thanks for visiting my blog - I've added a link to yours. I'll have to stop by your Etsy shop... love the cards!

Sandra said...

Beautiful piece. :-)

Gallery Juana said...

I really love the colors and imagery that you used in this piece. 'Walking in the rain' is another favorite of mine. Glad I stopped by to see your work!

Free Music said...

thanks for the heads up

ghenessa said...

I love your piece. Do you also customize t-shirt?

ghenessa said...

I love your piece. Do you also customize t-shirt?