Tarot : 13 - Death by puimun

Tarot : 13 - Death

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Added: Mar 17, 2005
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Death - Closing the door to the past and opening a new one, going through transition, changing status, shedding the old and excess, inexorable forces and sweeping changes.

The Pheonix --
I had this concept in mind for the Death card for months now. Because this card is about the death of the old to make way for the new, the legend of the phoenix seemed to fit perfectly. Each day, the pheonix would sing the most beautiful song that even the sun would stop in the sky to hear. But after 1000 years, the phoenix builds up a next of sweet smelling herbs, and at sunrise would burst into flame to make way for the next newborn phoenix.
There is also a legend of the swan song -- that just before death, the swan also bursts out with the most heartrending melody.

It's a song of death and renewal....

Medium: Watercolor
Size: 8.5x14 inches
Details: http://www.shadowscapes.com/details/13deathd.shtml

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mermalior's picture

It's great Steph, as always!

Guest's picture

Stephanie, like always you never cease to amaze me.

puimun's picture

Hehe, thanks Christopher! We've all got our own styles!

christar's picture

Your images always explode with color, you really know your color theory. I always wondered why Led Zeppelin named one of their albums "Swan Song", that's a really cool story. Finally, I think your style is so unique, that it could be called the "Pui Mun" style, like cubism, or impressionism. I hope that one day I can develop my style as completely as you have with yours. Smile

rita's picture

What a great piece Stephanie, love the colors and the human form at the pheonix.

Guest's picture

Absolut wonderful - as always Stephanie!

Art at its best.