Sunday, September 24, 2006

Phobia

Bogyphobia- Fear of Bogeymen!AND...... Opthalmophobia- Fear of opening one's eyes!
Artists Notes: These pieces are both inspired by my last trip to Disney World. I found this beautiful statue (bottom)in a hide away corner in Epcot in one of the countries while chasing a lizard. The piece is done pen and ink and took many hours to complete. Unfortunately my carpel tunnel pain is now affecting my work...there are a few abnormal dots in my stippling. Surgery is slated for January.
The top piece was a statue discovered on my way to a Luau. It is done in pencil, then inked over and colored with Crayola colored pencils!! Thanks for looking and as always...double click for detail!
Most of the people in the world have a fear of one kind or another. While most people suffer from pathophobia (fear of disease), monophobia (fear of being alone), glossophobia (fear of public speaking), algophobia (fear of pain), taphephobia (fear of being buried alive), and many more, there are also some less popular phobias. At the end of this essay, there is a compiled a list of the phobias that you will find amusing...go to ISalvo to read more about phobias!

16 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

great work!

Jaimie said...

both pieces are great. thanks for sharing your process. I always love to know what media was used. who knew there were so many crazy phobias!

Jana Bouc said...

I like your boogeyman. He's funny and not too scary. Sorry to hear about your carpal tunnel. Hope the surgery does the trick.

andrea said...

You are very prolific to always have two for each topic! The top one made me laugh -- plus it's very well done.

Majeak Ann said...

I like this boogeyman...he has freaky teeth, this is very nice!!
-Marjorie
ps thanks!

Lee said...

wow ellen, the stippling in the Indonesian statue is incredible...love the top one too...it's neat seeing both pieces in such different styles...ooh surgery sucks...I hate that for you...I owe you a catch up email this week ;)

coolwatyr said...

Ellen, I love the second piece the most. Though how could I not love the crayon work!

Much luck with the surgery.

Joy Eliz said...

Oh!!! I LOVE the top - so much fun, all these phobias!

Loni said...

Ellen, Great peices! Love the link too, thank you. I think you did a great job on the stippling. Nice coloring job on the top one too!

Amy Zaleski said...

The top piece is really fun and different! And the bottom piece is gorgeous~ it really looks like an ancient relic. Hope your surgery goes well...sorry to hear that you're having difficulty.

the enigma said...

yes, it's pretty amazing that there's so much phobias out there we hardly knew! great piece, love the colors! and thank you for your kind comment! you just make my day ^_^

himavant said...

hi, i liked your opthalmo drawing. like buddha statue -- majapahit (kingdom) style in java. very nice!

Rrramone said...

You are frightening me. ;-)

Halloweenville said...

wow these are both so beautiful..and so different!! excellent...

steve said...

These are absolutely amazing--how did I miss these? It makes me so sad to find out when people like yourself--artists and musicians with so much talent, get carpal tunnel. Best wishes on your surgery!

Ester said...

your stippling with this statue is so beautiful! It really has the feel of old stone. Great work!!

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