Saturday, October 11, 2008

Strings

Strings- Illustration Friday challenge October 10.
This one had me in many directions. I started researching and thought ...maybe the old fashioned string lights. Then I thought, maybe halloween string lights. Upon further research I stumbled on that string art we use to do as kids. So I googled String Art...and I found the most AMAZING art! It is string (and bead) art by the Huichol Indians in Mexico. Check it out here Huichol Art you won't be sorry!
Below is the my attempt at it with my prismacolours representing the string. As you can see I am having scanner issues again and had to photograph it instead. It really does NOT do all the work that went into it ANY justice. Trust me it is awesome in real life! (click on the pic to see detail)
Thanks for stopping by!!

14 comments:

steve said...

This is truly gorgeous! very nice work!

Liz Jones said...

So beautiful! I love Huichol art-- and you do it justice!

Connie said...

Fascinating in any case and when you do enlarge it, it's magic!

laughingwolf said...

hi ellen, i'm a refugee from sb's blog ;) lol

Gai said...

wow, this is a wonderful piece of artwork that depicts strings in all its glory. you would have had so much patience to put this together. the photo when enlarged shows it off well but it would be truly magnificent to see it for real. how large is it? I looked on the web link too, thanks for introducing the huichol art, Ihave never seen it before.

studio lolo said...

wow, you did an AMAZING job!!!

Teri C said...

This is so beautiful!

Thanks for the nice comments from your visit to my blog and after seeing this wonderful mandala you created, you have to go visit my other blog-we have a lot in common.

http://teric.wordpress.com/
It is one that I have dedicated to mandalas.

Garden centers, great idea!
And you can get those water brushes at lots of craft stores and Moleskines at art supply stores and Barnes and Noble.

Kris-Tea said...

Beautiful! Nice details and colors :)

Michael O'Connell said...

pretty wild looking art… ellen… it looks like you had a lot of fun working on it… very nice…

thanks for the visit and the kind words…

Joanie said...

Amazing color and detail. Very nice.

Josh (musarter) said...

Thanks for linking the Huichol Art. It is very vibrant. I also enjoyed your interpretation, though I'm sure the original is more powerful; scanners can be a pain.

Tony LaRocca said...

Wow, I can't imagine the work & detail that goes into something like that!

yoon see said...

Love this unique & antique look gorgeous piece.
Hope not too late to drop by to say "Hi"

Liz Stevens said...

This one's really nice. Reminds me of a tibetan sand mandala I had the honor to see. Very nice, and you're right...you really need to click on the image to see the detail! Technology is a blessing & a curse sometimes! ;)

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