My latest painting is Djoser Ab.
The conception for the piece occurred in meditation, and the choice of color - and in fact a major inspiration for the piece - came from my admiration for the work of an online artist friend, the artist being Zap. (See the blog post where I featured Zap in here).
I am particularly fond of how how Zap utilizes fluorescence in his work, and I wanted to experiment with fluoro colors in this piece. Not every color is fluorescent, but the ones that are offset and interact with the non fluorescent palette rather well I feel. I did not want to produce a totally fluoro piece - that is already done spectacularly by Zap himself - but am happy with my first attempt at doing so in this work.
The eight limbed image surprised me when I conceived it, as I am not as taken with Ancient Hindu art in the same way as I am with Middle Eastern art, but the conception works perfectly for each Ab to be individually presented.
The main image is the subject in a state of becoming with the essences of Heru and Set; or put another way, balancing Bawy within and thus reaching an exalted state. (There is a particularly lovely image of Bawy and a beautiful protection heka on Sardurir's blog here).
|Djoser Ab detail - heads|
|Djoser Ab detail Atum, Shai|
|Djoser Ab detail - Geb, Heka|
Set in glorified state
Mastery of physicality and physical power
Mastery of creative expression and understanding through the lenses of the Kemetic
The alloy electrum
|Djoser Ab detail - Sopdet, Physicality|
I know I always say that the photos don't do the actual paintings I make justice, but in this case it can not be overstated. The fluorescent colours make this piece so vibrant!
|Djoser Ab detail - Kemetic lense, Electrum|
|Djoser Ab detail - Set in a glorified state|
|Djoser Ab detail - lotus|