Monday, August 28, 2006

Run




When people think of death the first thought in their head is usually "RUN!"

I decided to do paintings of heaven and hell this week. A few people in my life have gotten sick needed emergency surgery or died in the past couple weeks. It's made me contemplate my own mortality. My paintings of heaven and hell aren't the traditional flames and fluffy clouds. They say a little more about how I feel about each concept.

5 comments:

Amy Zaleski said...

Wow, Christy, these are some really powerful images. I'm fascinated by how your real life experiences of late have influenced each piece here. These are both just fantastic. Sorry to hear of your loss, though.

hartini said...

At first glance, those illos did look a little creepy - skeletons and all... :D But the longer I look at them, the more I appreciate them. You've captured the idea very well.

Hope you're hanging in there.

the enigma said...

your illo's great, very nice. i love the colors here.

neilornstein said...

the top one in particular pleases me greatly

kat coyle said...

i love these, especially the butterfly skeleton. I've been working on a skeleton butterfly painting recently.