Monday, November 1, 2010

Cassandra

Cassandra was given the ability to see the future by Apollo: when she refused him, he cursed her with the provision that her prophecies would never be believed.

21 comments:

Rick said...

Nice one!

moonlight said...

me encanta que traigas aqui el mito de Cassandra!

Giulia said...

...and they would always come true. Which is why I gnash my teeth when the story is used inappropriately. (All the time in the States, anyway.)

Brava, here though.

ArtSparker said...

Giulia-

Yeah, that's why it's called prophecy and not bloody-mindedness.

ma grande folle de soeur said...

Nice :)

Tom said...

nasty old gods

Charles Gramlich said...

Something a bit disturbing about this one.

kathrin said...

have a nice time, my dear, big hugh Kathrin

ArtSparker said...

Tom, they are that.

Charles, coming from a horror writer, I'll take that as a compliment.

jude said...

oh i love the stitch element here.

Celeste Bergin said...

imagine how it would be to know the future and not be believed. It would feel like this looks. I enjoy the marked "division".

femminismo said...

Wood, shells, the "C" up in the corner. I, too, like the "stitches." Very thought provoking to have the gift(?) and not have anyone believe you. What an excellent curse!

Titus said...

So good! The knot 'thunderbolt' and the woodgrain make it seem like the atmosphere around her is disturbed. And the simplicity, and the blue - oh, really like this one!

Fresca said...

I liked seeing before and after.
Reminds me of my favorite bit of grade school: Show and Tell. Come to think of it, that's blogging all over.

grrl + dog said...

oh, she seems so sad,,,

Don said...

Very cool piece with a tragic story. Love the flow of the wood knot into the shell- made for each other.

California Girl said...

I wonder if Cassandra had predicted the California election outcomes, would anyone have believed her?

i'm with Charles, looks disturbing, which her story is. of course, I have a dirty mind so I think the knot hole looks like a clitoris/va jay jay.

ArtSparker said...

CG-Well, it was kind of meant to be a lightning strike from Heaven/bolt from the blue.

Bee said...

I'm glad that CG said what she did, because that's what I see, too . . . but probably wouldn't have had the courage to point it out. This one is a Rorschach test!

ArtSparker said...

Bee-it's all good. Seeunder Bernini's sculpture of St. Teresa.

eyetrouble said...

Excellent, as ever.