I have been an agnostic leaning towards athiest for a long long time – but the concept behind this muse is one I whole-heartedly “believe”.. We ARE our anscestors -and DNA is the magic spiral that the the ancients knew so well
athiesm, dna, dodd, goddess, imangeshifter, memory, muse, spiral, thomas
Atlanta-based artist and photographer
this made me feel so weird.. i wish i could find a word to explain.. soo sooo interesting work
wait a minute – you were ALREADY weird (in a beautifully intrioguing way of course!);P
Thank you my dear….
– Thomas Dodd
the 3rd eye..the brain… the chin on the nipple the pentagram the open palm…… these things i will ………remember……………. wonderful thomas………b
Now you’ve got ME looking for the chin on the nipple!
instant favorite mister… ah, Dodd. (almost called you shifter there)
So many wonderful elements complete the design perfectly Thomas…….superb artistry!
Thank you kindly Ruth
Thomas this looks so much like a painting to me( I hope you take that as a compliment) Beautiful layering and the “halo” ? eye and other elements really add to the narrative.
I know what you mean agnostic leaning towards athiest, I come from a family of Cathalaholics and never fit in that trap of organized religion……prefer my own ideas,thank you.
I take that as a VERY high compliment indeed (especially coming as it does from such a wonderful painter!) Just look at my favorites on here and see how many of them are paintings!
Yes – I’m a “recpvering Catholic” too – although I must say – it never reallly leaves you. I know that being raised Catholic shapes my art and a lot of my thought processes too.. I still have that sense of mystery, of multiple deities (even though we called them “saints”) that represent forms and forces of the Universe, and of course a sense of dualism that I will probably never shake….
Great work again!
Thank you Maestro!
I was already weird? ehehe ok so this made me more weird.. ;) I love your art Thomas.. hugs
Thomas, I’m SO glad I’m not the only one who believes this. Your image is awesome and haunting. You’ve got a unique style and I’m looking forward to seeing more!
BillyBoy – yes indeed – my parents named me well.. I doubt therfore I am!Glad you like the image man!
Ancient times, egyptian even… Lovely use of texture and layers as always !The eye is important and strong. We are all made out of layers and carriyng the past with us. The ghosts of our history. A sort of collective and individual unconsciousness…I’m wondering what the the circle- sign above her head means ?I was brought up catholic too. Still young I decided not to follow dogma’s. But Im also still influenced by it too, tha’t is for sure.Love the warm way you bring this image and symbolic message Thomas.
Anna – I knew you would understand exactly what I was getting at with this ! The circle above her head is a wheel which of course signifies the cycle of life, death, rebirth, etc… and the constant motion of that which we call “time”..
Another ex-Catholic eh? That explains a LOT actually! One thing I’ve noticed about a lot of ex-Catholics’ art is the mixture of fetishistic/bondage elements with either Martyr or Saintly themes…. (Just look at Madonna’s old videos for proof of that!)
So dark and bewitching, it commands your attention and your thoughts – excellent.