Monday, November 22, 2010

Spirit People : Inspired by Rock Art

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These figures, which I have dubbed "Spirit People" have been turning up again and again in my art. I think they were originally inspired by my love of petroglyph (cave) art and have been modeled after various forms I had seen that represented deities and shamans. Sometimes they seem to come from within me, sometimes from somewhere else... as though there is something to be learned.

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The image above was requested to be used by Braden Barty (Billy Barty's son) in the movie Spirit Space; A Journey Into Your Consciousness

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I initially learned to make them after trying a simple watercolor exercise that I had seen in a book I found at the public library. The movement to make them is swift but with the simplest of variation, you can make them look altogether different and as expressive as you wish.

I finally took th etime to look back through my work to put a specific set together of these images and I was surprised by how many of them there were. Please enjoy.

Spirit Space; A Journey Into Your Consciousness  Easy Field Guide to Southwestern Petroglyphs (Easy Field Guides) Rock Art and Ruins for Beginners and Old Guys

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