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Shameless Plug

I haven’t plugged my Etsy shop for a while (on my blog at least).  So, I thought I’d bring some attention to it.  I have several new works and the prices are reduced on several pieces.  Also, several pieces have free shipping!  Feel free to take a look and  fund my capricious habits  help out a poor artist.

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List of Recent Posts

“The World Tree Moments after Odin Hung Himself,” now available on Etsy

The World Tree Moments after Odin Hung Himself

 

I read Neil Gaiman’s book, American Gods, recently and I was intrigued by his reference to Odin and the myth in which he hung himself from the world tree for nine days as, essentially, a sacrifice to himself.   

Ancient cultural practices with regard to sacrifice, particularly human sacrifice, are a macabre interest in that the prevalence of such occurrences were more than I would have suspected.  The notion that the death of one can increase the potency or virility of the larger group is fascinating in that the logic of it with regard to our modern perspective seems unnecessarily absurd and brutal.  Yet, within the confines of a particular ancient culture, the practice made perfect sense much as our modern-day ethos seems a perfectly comfortable way in which we view the workings of the natural world.  

The new painting is available here: link to painting

Another New Painting at Etsy

The Story Teller, watercolor on paper, 5"x7"

 

I have another painting available now on Etsy: right here 

Otherwise, all is quiet.