Bloddeuwedd by cari

Bloddeuwedd

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Added: Dec 30, 2000
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There is an old Celtic myth behind this painting, about a young man cursed by his own mother that he may never marry a mortal woman. His uncle out of pity created for him a woman out of meadowsweet, oak and bloom flowers, so that he may marry. "Bloddeuwedd", meaning "Face of Flowers", however did not love her husband, and eventually took a lover with whom she plotted to kill her husband. They succeed, but for her 'treachery' she was transformed into an owl, doomed to fly during the night, and cut off from the rest of birdkind. This is one of my new paintings about Celtic women and Goddess', showing Bloddeuwedd in a mass of flowers, wearing an owl mask. This painting won "Best of Show" at the Conversion XIV Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention!!

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Guest's picture

Very nice. This is one of my favorite fables and, since barn owls are my favorite animals (along with other types) and the subject of a lot of my own artwork, your painting's title caught my eye. Keep up the beautiful work!

vera-lucia's picture

It really deserved the award! Nice story,too.

caitmf1's picture

very beutiful and intricate, all i can say is the desighn must have taken ages and is done extremely skillfully.

Art at its best.