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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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JRSchrader Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All your owls are really cool looking.

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LouiseMcNaught Mar 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats very kind of you to say :)
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:icongenkipuck42:
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 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 Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your owls are so mysterious and beautiful!
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LouiseMcNaught Aug 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats very kind - thanks :)
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Pixelpanda42 Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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LiseBujold Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GREAT WORK , An other good idea!
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LouiseMcNaught Apr 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly :)
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Nyght11 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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