This blog is in honor of my mother.
She taught me to see and to love color. Thanks, Mom!
A cross within a cross, a silvery pale purple (not lavender, more of a blue-purple). The edges are mauve and ivory; there are mauve and gold details in the background. The image "floats" on a background of mauve and gold.
A cross celebrating the springtime: green at the center, surrounded by blood red pebbles and brilliant blue and bold circles. The background cross is purple centered in a larger cross of white surrounded by vermilion. The background is white.
I wanted to create a luminous effect on a platinum surface here, and I think it worked pretty well. the central image is a square in a "mosaic" pattern of black onyxes set in gold, blue lapis, blue and red stones, and stones in an olive green. The image is surrounded by ribbons in similar colors. The center image is a cross, but it is formed out of the space created by the dark red and green images inside the square (which have a pattern evocative of peacock feathers.
I've been trying to make a cross for my mother's friend Howard, and finally made one that seems right.
A beautiful carved cross in blue enamel with pale green and purple accents and a red and gold central image. It has a jewelled boder made from red, green, and purple stones, with accents in each corner of rosebuds made from green and pink gemstones.
An image reflecting my recent obsession with achieving luminous metallic effects and with combining pastels with black and with more intense colors. A lot of the images I made when I was working with these colors turned out well. This cross was one of them.
The arms of the cross are in silvery shades of buff, white, salmon, and pin, mottled with black; there is a central square on which appears the Greek letter "X". The background is a multi-colored square plaque in shimmering shades of lemon, citron, and lime green with a cut-out inner square in black (with green accents. The whole is surrounded by a square of shimmering pink metal. Each arm of the cross ends in an inexplicable circle of shining pale violet metal.
The reference is to "The Wasteland," but it would be more straightforward for me to call it "The Road to Damascus." What on earth happened to Saul, persecutor of heretics, as he was walking along that day? Also: why? Why did he so easily believe what he believed he believed? We are given VERY LITTLE INFORMATION, considering his tendency to fire off lengthy letters on behalf of his principal. I'm no big fan of the P-man, but I like the story of his conversion.
Here's a weave of cut glass in somber ecclesiastical colors of emerald, sapphire, and garnet. The central cross shines on with an unearthly radiance.
A golden cross surrounding a jade diamond embossed with a green X. In the background is a pale violet circle made from enamelled metal, hooked onto a larger X in rose-tinted and turquoise stone. Superimposed on each is a chalice or M-shaped shaped flame in the midst of which is a diamond shape in rich blue with a pale violet center.
If you believe the da Vinci Code hype about Mary Magdalene (and I do not), it's riddled with significance. The fiery M and the point of the rosy X together suggest the fleur-de-lys. The M-shaped flame/chalice signifies a uterus in which a tiny stone (the lapsis exillis, or stone that fell from Heaven) floats. The X, signifying Christos, suggests the Cathars. With or without the symbolism, it's an interest that I find appealing.
A cross formed of narrow beams of violet tinted neon on a background of black. The center of te cross consists of a ring of violet neon surrounded by a double ring of black. From behind the outer rims of the black wheel you can see shining strips of neon or broken neon "petals" depending on how you look at it. Intense.