Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Window To the Soul

When I first saw the prompt for this week's theme at The Three Muses (Windows) my mind went to that old proverb "The Eyes are the Window to the Soul". I googled the quote and had a hard time finding the author (the information runs from an old biblical reference to William Shakespeare) so I'm not sure- but I like it! This is a digital collage made from a (Dover ) image , a personal photo of a window in my home with the sun coming in (erased out background) and a photo I took of an ornamental piece at Grace Cathedral (sky element). I added digital text and gradient filters.
I have always been drawn to a person's eyes as an immediate (and I have been wrong) sense of their essence or nature. A downcast eye (shyness) or a bold square look into your eye (truthful, honesty) rings true most of the time. I think a lot of emotion and inner signals make themselves apparent through our eyes- a sort of window to our inner being.

33 comments:

  1. Lori, this is one of your very best and that is a difficult thing to say because everything you do is so creative and clever. I love that quote and you have illustrated it beautifully. Fantastic, thoughtful artwork.

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  2. Oh Lori, this is absolutely amazing!

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  3. this is a great piece! Love the bold look thru the window. and also loved your nichos!

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  4. I tend to assess people by their eyes as well, Lori. This is a beautiful, thoughtful and creative piece. Well done!

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  5. This is such a gorgeous piece Lori! Incredible! Love your Postage Nichos also! They rock! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! :O) xoxo

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  6. Hey Lori, you hit the nail on the head with this one! Brilliant. I also, am an eye person.

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  7. This is fantastic…
    very creative….

    The mouth may say one thing but eyes always tells the
    truth.

    Louise

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  8. Wow, Lori, this is a real masterpiece, love the effects you've created! (I must have a go with gradient filters)

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  9. those are some amazing eye's..I wonder what she see's!

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  10. Quite a striking composition, really a beauty!!!

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  11. I love the creative thoughts behind this work - my first thought too had been 'eyes' but as you'll see I went down a very different route with my entry! This is fabulous work and those eyes seem to me to be pleading for something although I don't know what.
    Ali xx

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  12. An excellent take on this theme and your art captures it perfectly. I have a job interview today - so it is a timely remind to be sure to make lots of eye contact!

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  13. Very beautiful! The eyes can reveal so much, can't they :)

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  14. Your art and creativity are excellent, as always, Lori. Hugs, Gayle.

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  15. Lori your artwork is always beautiful but you surpass yourself with this simply gorgeous and emotive piece. A standing ovation from my corner.

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  16. well i am just one of the crowd here
    but this is stunning!
    i love the whole concept
    the open door with little wings
    the eyes (windows to the soul)
    the whole package
    speaks!!

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  17. Hi Lori!!! what a wonderful proverb and your piece is fantastic!!! I love it and the details and textures!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  18. Wow!! Beautifully collaged and creative Lori! It's almost spooky... =) I had exactly the same reaction to this challenge, just a different way of interpreting it! ;o)

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  19. Lori, your piece is very beautiful! These eyes are so impressive, and the elements you have used fit the collage perfectly.

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  20. I agree with Marie, Lori.
    The thought behind your image touched me !
    This is so creative done. Amazing !!

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  21. i always have to pick my jaw up off the table after i look at your entries! you are remarkable with the digital girl!!

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  22. Hi Lori- Thank you for giving us insight into your soul. Sorry that you had to work and couldn't make it to tea! Christen

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  23. I love your digital collage. Eyes are so intriguing.

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  24. What a great interpretation. Brilliant!

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  25. Lori, how very, very beautiful!! love your piece!! We've chosen almost the same title for our pieces this time, but they're very different :) I love yours!! Well done!!! You've impressed me many times with your wonderful digital collages!!

    Linda

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  26. This is a truly fantastic creation Lori, everything about it is special and beautiful. I have always loved that saying too!

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  27. Very very beautiful and special!!

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  28. Lori; your work is always so moving and meaningful; love your interpretation here. I finally have my own computer back and look forward to getting back to online activity again. Best always - Marilyn

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  29. This is beautiful Lori, and a great idea for the theme!

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