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New World Isis by AaronPaquette New World Isis by AaronPaquette
In Egyptian Mythology, Isis was supposed to marry the god Set, but instead wed his brother Osiris. In jealousy, Set killed Osiris and hid his body in the Nile. Isis recovered Osiris' corpse and prepared him properly for burial but at the funeral, Set stole the body, hacked it into pieces and scattered the pieces across the earth. Her devotion being so strong, Isis recovered the pieces of the body and reconstructed the fallen god Osiris.

In her grief, Isis transformed into a bird and circled in the air, crying out her sorrow and deep lament. The wind she made with her wings wafted over her husband and new life came into him and he was reborn.

To me, this story talks about the way we can become fragmented - our lives are cut up and compartmentalized- and we become role players, filling various parts but never feeling whole. We need to breathe. We need to allow our souls to return to our bodies, and -in prayer or meditation, or in simply being still and quiet- we can rejoin our fragmented selves and become entire once again.

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24" x 36"
Mixed Media
on Canvas
2007
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TheObsessiveBrowser Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
That's one version of the Isis / Osiris myth. I suppose there are other versions out there, though. This piece looks almost like stained glass, & I see some Native American influence here.
I REALLY like this. :D :)
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bcr8tive Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful sentiment and painting :dalove:

Love the gold.
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ghost-eye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Beautiful work, a good balance of boldness & detail. Fits the story well too
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QwikDrah Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008   General Artist
I like how you look to so many stories of our past to draw into your art. Where most people seem to erect walls between their beliefs and others, you build bridges.

And I really dig the way you both joined and separately defined the crow and the woman here in such a flowing but well-defined manner.
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quon00 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
well well well :/
you have very beautiful art
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner May 28, 2008   Photographer
[link] I had to add this gorgeous image to my journal today!
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Cool! Thanks, Carla!

:)
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KLR620 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Beautiful Artwork, what a gift!! :heart: Kathy
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anjaleck Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi,

I wanted to let you know that I found your wonderful art featured in :iconphoenix75:'s journal.
Hugs,
Anj
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im1happy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Wow once again:wow::worship:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great art work :clap: I will feature this image in my next journal if you don't mind.
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mistywisp Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Your work is beautiful! I particularly like this piece.
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Jeff1966 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Stunning! :+fav:
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burraakk Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
:clap: magnificient
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
:)

Thanks, man!
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
beautiful...I like the story. It can be quiet here, but really, it isn't the external noise that's the problem...as I heard somewhere..."Do the voices in my head bother you?"
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
ha ha

:)

a little too close to home...
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008   Photographer
Egyption mythology is a huge favorite of mine...nice that u blended it with u'r art! love the feather design with the bird face.........
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phoenix75 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing the story. :heart:
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gonecanuck Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
I love this painting. Needless, to say, i love the colors you use.
And i really enjoyed reading this story.

(Some dancers use isis wings for bellydance [link] )
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alexandreafr Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
A very interesting vision.
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Merci beaucoup!
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Cikas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
very nice.. i love your views as well
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Jessica.
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Cikas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
;)
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