Thursday, September 4, 2014

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

I like to recycle my art. Here is a fine example of me taking a graphite pencil drawing and going nuts in a Photoshop tutorial. The piece took on a life of its own...


WHEN RABBITS WERE GODS


Memory of Fire: Genesis, Eduardo Galeano.
This is the age of the fifth sun.  After the destruction of the fourth sun, the gods gathered together to decide who would become the next sun.  Tecciztecatl, proud and rich, volunteered, but they needed someone else.  So Nanauatl, a poor god, was chosen.  A huge bonfire was built, and when the time came, Tecciztecatl attempted to throw himself into the flame, but his fear overwhelmed him.  Nanauatl closed his eyes and jumped.  Ashamed, Tecciztecatl follows him into the fire.  Eventually, two bright suns rose in the sky.  Angry that Tecciztecatl continues to follow Nanauatl, the other gods throw a rabbit at him, dimming the sun and leaving an imprint of a rabbit on his face.  This is why the Aztecs say there is a rabbit in the moon...
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