Eve dreaming of paradise by Maraia
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A surreal landscape where the sun rises downwards, Eden is a scorched desert and a fiery tree of life stands totem-like on dreaming black Eve.

Original: Acrylics, tissue paper, water pastels, texturizing medium on stretched canvas. 69X60 cm

Featured in COLLAGE WITH TRADITIONAL MEDIUMS on 15/0972012
Featured in IN ONE’S MIND’S EYE in October 2012

Hi, everybody.

I am here to take my pictures out for a walk. I hope you like them and we can share some artistic views.

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  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 2 years ago

    IS FANTASTIC THE IDEA OF THE SUNRISE THAT IS NOT……WONDERFUL MAGIC ATMOSPHERE!!!

  • Oh, anais, I’m so glad I’ve met you… you are so appreciative of my work! I am sometimes a bit disconcerting, even for myself, I mean my style never stays coherent for too long, I vary a lot with the different media and some people find it …too much. But you are really flexible and seem to understand all my moods, thanks indeed for your interest!

    – Maraia

  • nanaellis
    nanaellisover 2 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • thanks so much,nanaellis. I may try and take another picture of this one for I think the velatura on the sky looks nicer on the original work… Ufff, taking pictures is not my stong point….

    – Maraia

  • Franck Balestracci
    Franck Balestr...over 2 years ago

    This composition is hauntingly Beautiful……….

  • Wow, Frank, your appreciation of this makes me really happy, thanks indeed for favoriting it!

    – Maraia

  • madvlad
    madvladover 2 years ago

    poor soul, got such bad press??but who,wrote the paper?and carried on the fable?of her,appetite?,, very nice work

  • Oh, the book…it’s difficult to clean your reputation after more than two thousand years of repetition of the same slur.

    – Maraia

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

  • this is great! I am so glad you have featured this!

    – Maraia

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 2 years ago

    This is marvelous!!! such a meaningful piece. Love the closed up (unattainable) tree of “life” and Eve’s body language says it all. Inverting the sun is a great visual/metaphoic device in this storytelling. One thought I may try would be to use a circle template to round out the circle a bit more and add the dark rays broken through the sky. Just offered as loving thoughts as I do for my own work. But rest assured I find this a beautiful and meaningful work. Good For YOU Maraia! :)))

  • Hey, Yvonka, what a great comment! I’m so glad you like this! It has been a picture which took me looong to complete and has passed through various very different stages till Eve appeared and everything fit into place. I truly appreciate your feedback, for when you comment on a picture you are able to find and express a core of meaning which always contributes to the appreciation of the work in question. So thanks indeed!

    – Maraia

  • True Cinema Movement
    True Cinema Mo...over 2 years ago

    Congratulations !

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Fascinating work and dream world, Maraia, where everything seems upside down. You may have something there.

    Would be delighted if you would submit this work to solo exhibition, Maraia.
    Thanks :)
    —Frannie

  • ;))

    – Maraia

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