He Made a Harp of Her Breastbone by arikla

He Made a Harp of Her Breastbone

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Added: Jun 09, 2004
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Image that came to mind while listening to Loreena McKennitt's "Bonnie Swans". Short version of the story: jelous sister pushes younger sister into the river where she drowns and turns into a swan, but a harper makes a harp out of her and it plays on its own.
Watercolor and Colored Pencil

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Guest's picture

Beautiful bones. They have a life of their own once deprived of flesh. The memory of living tissue remains, radiates through any likeness.

arikla's picture

Oh yes! I am a big fan or Loreena McKennitt's music. She, and several other Irish/Celtic singers are a constant source of inspiration for me Smile

arikla's picture

Thanks! The idea had been bobbing around in my head for awhile, just had to fish it out Smile

pakage's picture

Oops - the description says watercolor and pencil righ in it! Duh...
Nice work, I just need to learn to read more!

pakage's picture

Wow! Yes that's a great song and a great interpretation of it. As far as "other" media goes, is this watercolor and colored pencil? Very nicely done!

Guest's picture

That is fabulous! It's wonderful to see other people ou there enjoy Loreena McKennitt..Good song too!

Art at its best.