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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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:icontheobsessivebrowser:
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 May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful sentiment and painting :dalove:

Love the gold.
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:iconghost-eye:
Beautiful work, a good balance of boldness & detail. Fits the story well too
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QwikDrah 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 Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
well well well :/
you have very beautiful art
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SauriaMami May 28, 2008   Photographer
[link] I had to add this gorgeous image to my journal today!
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:iconaaronpaquette:
Cool! Thanks, Carla!

:)
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:iconklr620:
Beautiful Artwork, what a gift!! :heart: Kathy
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anjaleck 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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Wow once again:wow::worship:
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