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Lia Melia
Cambridge, South East England

I had a wonderful teacher who taught me that no matter how technically good an artist is, if they do not paint from the heart and soul, they say nothing. I paint because I have to, and from the heart....

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  • April 7, 2011
  • April 8, 2011
  • 854
  • 12
  • destruction, fall, myths, red, sun, phaethon, tales of Ovid
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  1. Lia Melia
    Lia Melia Good point Steven, and certainly worth doing. I experimented a little with that idea in the past, with pieces currently not on site; but perhaps not as consciously as you suggest.
    Thank you for your constructive critique.
    April 8, 2011 at 9:04 am
  2. Divine Mania
    Divine Mania I like it. I remember this story from my childhood. It can be the landscape as seen from above, burning up, with the topography of the mountains and rivers. Or, it can be a detail of the atmosphere catching fire and splitting. Kind of like what was feared would happen to the atmosphere when the first Atomic bomb was tested.
    April 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm
  3. Hanna Watts
    Hanna Watts Ar first, I find this image erotic, but after reading your describtion about Phaethon...hmm, now I think about how hell can look when our plant earth will get hurt by something...
    April 9, 2011 at 5:40 am
  4. Pavel Lefterov
    Pavel Lefterov Lia, thanks for your prophetic pics that you sharre with us, though I share Hanna's opinion too:)
    April 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm
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