13 May 2010

the Eighth House






In astrology, the eighth house is most notably associated death.
There is an ancient spiritual saying that reminds us:

Death is but a change of form, Life is immortal.

Death comes not only physically,
but also psychologically and spiritually.

Life is nothing but a series of small "deaths" and "rebirths"

It is the journey of Personal Growth that is our purpose in Life.



I painted Botticelli's Venus
on a house shaped wood canvas
added a number 8
and an aged pedestal.
The sides are pages from a vintage dictionary.





She will be in my shop.

Thank you for visiting.

 Morph 

Lisa

PS: This is my entry for Architecture
This week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue
Click the link and join the fun :)



21 comments:

  1. Incredible.
    Love her.
    You are so talented.

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  2. Lisa,

    I've never seen anyone add dictionary pages to the siding of their paintings before. This is a wonderful addition to your collage. I love the verse that you wrote and the eyes of your fantastic lady are especially intriguing. This one should sell fast.

    Hugs xxoo
    Cheryl

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  3. Love this, Lisa. You have made such a beautiful painting and I love the house. Brilliant inspirations you have.

    Hugs!

    Julie

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  4. Always looks so good Lisa : )

    Hope you are well and have found a good amount of time to do art : )


    Hugs to you

    Lisa D.

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  5. I like your thought process and how you expressed the ideas through your art. Great!

    Darla

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  6. Anther beautiful piece!

    There must be something in my 8th house these days. :(
    I like your focus and the immortality and rebirth though. :)

    I like the use of dictionary pages as well!

    Lovely!

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  7. Lisa, I love, love, LOVE this- I think it's my favorite of all our work!
    BTW, I keep forgetting to thank you for th card you sent- it really brightened an otherwise grim Day- thanks!

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  8. She's beautiful, well done. :)Bea

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  9. Oh, Lisa, it's just gorgeous. How do you come up with these pieces? You're an artist genius, that's how. Thanks for spreading the beauty and the inspiration.

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  10. love this! she's beautiful and i love the addition of the pedistal, text and number 8.

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  11. ok... i'm breathless. she is divine, with the words around her, words from ancient pages creating new life
    your art shows why we love art

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  12. Love this one, Lisa! I have always loved this painting. It is heartening to see a positive to death. I may be dealing with it again soon.

    hugs

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  13. what a beautfiful Venus! and such a great creation! you really rocked this Lisa!
    writing something about me??? aww!!! let me know which art pieces you want and I will be glad to send photos or I give you permission to take what you want to use! xoxox cat

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  14. I can't tell you how much I love this - both the actual art and the thought behind it. It's stunning. It actually made me go "ooooh! out loud!
    Angie x
    PS I love the quote at the top of your page - it reminds me of another one I love - "we are not bodies with a soul, but souls with a body".

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  15. Wow, this is just brilliant. There's something special about Venus... Love the sides of the block. So much imagination!

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  16. Excellent thinking outside the box!
    Love it!

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  17. aaah your creativity is amazing
    your realness to art is awesome.
    Putting this in your store?

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  18. This is beautiful Lisa! I love the idea of death being a rebirth ~ I believe that's true! The house shape is perfect!

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  19. You impressed me always,sweetheart Lisa:-)))*You have incredibly inspirational mind and delightful soul,my beautiful virual Friend...

    Love this post very much!-)*

    Thank you so much for you beyond lovely comments!!!

    Love&blessings,
    ***Violetta***

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  20. Another WOW Lisa! This piece is stunning.I love everything about it. AND I learned something. Did not know about the eighth house. The meaning behind this art is so special. This is great for the challenge as well.You go girl.

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