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Heavenly Bodies 2# - Night Owl by LouiseMcNaught Heavenly Bodies 2# - Night Owl by LouiseMcNaught
'Heavenly Bodies 2# - Night Owl', ink and pencil on Antique Celestial Map from 1880, 35x42cm (2013)

Birds do not seem to be bound by the same laws of nature we are. With the very lightness of thought they defy gravity, just as at home in the air as on earth. Forming a link between heaven and earth, conscious and unconscious, the bird is universally seen as a symbol for the soul - so it seems somewhat fitting to put them on a celestial map. The antiquity of the map hinting at the traditional symbolism of the bird, yet the electric blue ink bringing him into the here-and-now, glowing with energy and vitality..... :)
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ElisetheEvil Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Such a great idea! Wonderful!
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JRSchrader Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All your owls are really cool looking.

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LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats very kind of you to say :)
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GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
The antique star map is the perfect frame for this elegant bird. The color choice reminds me of modern images of nebulae and gives the owl a particularly unearthly, otherworldly look.
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LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh thank you - what a lovely comment :), i'm go glad you like it and get the symbolism behind the piece x
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Pixelpanda42 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your owls are so mysterious and beautiful!
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LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats very kind - thanks :)
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Pixelpanda42 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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LiseBujold Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GREAT WORK , An other good idea!
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LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly :)
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Nyght11 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this abolutely the most exquisite thing, I would die to be able to do this! Fantastic!
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LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats a lovely comment -thank you very much :) x
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Nyght11 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome very much :)
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CobaltSunrise Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Every time I look at your artwork my mind is just blown.
I mean, that description... wow.
It's a shame I can't comment on every one of your pieces, but it would probably become difficult to find words to express how impressed I am.

Beautiful as usual! :clap:
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LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh Cobaltsunrise, that comment has made my day! :D
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my work, it's much appreciated :)

Very best wishes

Louise x
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CobaltSunrise Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Quite welcome my dear!
You deserve it! :D
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LouiseMcNaught Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) xxxx
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