Sunday, January 8, 2012

Illustration Friday: GROUNDED

One morning she found an unusually large turnip... When she pulled it up she was surprised to find that it left a hole
through which she could look down upon the green earth.
For this week's topic, I decided to dig into my old work a bit.  These two pieces were created back in college to illustrate the folk tale "The Girl Who Climbed to the Sky."  The story tells of a girl named Sapana who is kidnapped by a porcupine man, forced to marry him, and kept captive in his kingdom in the sky--so she's grounded but actually far above the ground itself. With a little digging, a little ingenuity and the help of a few bird friends, Sapana makes it back home safely. 
She hung there for a long time, swinging back and forth above the trees..."Come and help me," she called to Buzzard. The bird glided under her feet several times, and Sapana told him all that had happened to her.

6 comments:

  1. These are beautiful. I was reading your "about" section on your site. I think we have a few things in common...expecially farmer's markets, Barbara Kingsolver, Marc Chagall, Mary Grandpre and Jesuits! Good luck with your beautiful art!

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  2. This is so beautiful! I love your style.

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  3. lovely interpretation of grounded - I love the idea of uncovering secret worlds and, in this case, seeing "what lies beneath"

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  5. Lovely pieces...you have a very appealing style!

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