Sunday, November 28, 2010

Requiem


I wanted to work with some really rich deep colors here. The roses are photos from my yard overlayed (opacity reduced) onto a beautiful image from Dover copy free images. Latin illumination from Dover also added.

After the long Thanksgiving weekend (I'm still washing dishes!) I am turning my thoughts toward the Holidays now. I am not an overly religious person but I find myself drawn to the more spiritual nature in art and imagery and love to work with these kinds of images to create a mood and a feeling rather than something commercial or trendy. Certain images just jump out at me and I have to work with them; create something new with them, something that touches and expresses a deep part of me. Perhaps a part that is longing to be exposed but is reluctant. Art is the inner voice.

30 comments:

  1. The power of this peice says all that you have been through in the last few months... celebration of a life, celebration of a family and much much more.... it is a highly spirirtual piece of art and I am not that way inclined, either...but there are always a time when you feel the power!!
    How I love what you do, Lori..... you are a great inspiration and I give thanks for that.
    Glenys

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  2. OMG Lori I´ve missed my words.
    What a powerful creation. Very impressive.
    Thanks for it. I love all your work.

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  3. I am the same with religious imagery I am drawn to it too..great piece Lori

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  4. Magnifique votre création Lori! Je suis comme vous ,je n'ai pas l'esprit religieux , mais je trouve très belles les images et peintures!
    Amitiés Mary.KG

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  5. I adore this piece Lori. I think it's quite breathtaking. It speaks from your soul.xx

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  6. Lori I think you are amazing the way you piece your work together to form such feeling and emotions to be carried. I love coming to see the wonders you have created.
    It is amazing to see the things we are natural draw too, the small things that tug at our hearts.

    Habe a beauty filled week.xxx

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  7. I'm not overly religious either and I'm also attracted to frescoes with halos or church sculptures of any kind. This image, along with the roses overlayed and clock behind is so very moving to me. It looks like the cover to a book. You've done it again. Another favorite!

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  8. thats a great collage. It looks really spiritual

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  9. This is so wonderful Lori! Makes me think of Mozart's Requiem. ((HUGS)) Kris

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  10. I like the stillness and peace of this rich and vibrant piece.EE

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  11. Beautiful piece with a lovely spiritual quality and serenity, Lori. You have, indeed, expressed your innermost thoughts with this gorgeous creation. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  12. It's a beautiful piece, with really nice deep colors :)

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  13. This is beautiful Lori, and I like what you said about how the images draw you to them and you have to use them. i am not really religious either, but love religious art. It has such strong feelings shining out of it that I think anyone, religious or not can be affected by them.

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  14. We just finished cleaning our kitchen...so many dishes for so much delicious food. I am in love with your finished works...Winter Walk is spectacular! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

    Happy Thanksgiving to a very creative artist.

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  15. Its a feast to follow your digital journey Lori.
    This is such a fantastic piece. Love your style!!

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  16. this richness of the colors is incredible!!

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  17. Lush colors and wonderful layering! WOW!

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  18. Lori you have such a gift that translates through all your creations! WOW..she is magnificent!
    I have enjoyed this post..beautifully writtne and well said..we are kindreds!

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  19. Glad I found you here! I'm finding great comfort from 'Mother Mary' these days myself. The song "Let it be"....comes to mind. "Mother Mary comes to me...speaking words of wisdom, "Let it be".

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  20. I'm speechless, that is a great digital collage art work.
    Hugs Anja

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  21. Everytime I see your work I al left speechless! This is beautifully amazing!

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  22. Hi Lori, this is a haunting and beautiful piece, its powerful too. Brilliant work
    hugs June

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  23. Oh Lori,
    Such a stunning creation!
    Barb in Texas

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  24. Very wonderful artwork! Love it! The colors, the images ... it's all just perfect.

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  25. gorgeous, lori! i understand the way an image speaks...i wish i could do digi work like this...sigh..

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  26. Your art is so beautiful..the images and they way you mix them...I need a few more lessons...

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  27. I'm playing serious catch up here, and as I scrolled down to see what I had missed, I was impressed by your choice of varied color palettes. I love the warmth of this one.

    Hope you are now through all the dirty dishes. They truly seem to multiply this time of year, don't they!

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