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Eve Reborn as the Phoenix II by zoequixote

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I first made this as a black ink drawing , with this description :

The feeling of original sin (devil underneath), of an innate “wrongness” or badness, or just of inadequacy—covered with masks of poise or crazy-making, depending on personality, or even mood. But even the furniture is bored with that story. “The truth will out,” as they say.

Then, zapatil2000 on Flickr added this comment, which really got me thinking even more…

“Some details here makes my mind wander towards Gnostic cosmology. The scene reminds me of a prison tower, so maybe it depicts how the Demiurge has captured the self-created earth (the fallen Sophia or cosmic Eve) in the inorganic realm of celestial mechanics where we, according to the Gnostics, are continually fooled by appearances?

Sophia was however able to generate a daughter in her own image, the flame-born timeless life-force, who escaped to unite with the sun to nourish humanity with imagination and vitality from a distance.

As the Phoenix bird! So instead of using perceptual errors in evil or deceptive ways, we can use them for magic, creativity and surrealism, she seems to say.

True or not, that´s the story I saw here.

(And I hope my telling it didn´t bore the furniture! ; ))"

Far from boring the furniture, it excited me, and led me to explore more. I hope to have a chance to write more about this soon. I hope to be around more soon! Thanks for looking!

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  • Vesna *
    Vesna *about 4 years ago

    now this is kind of beauty that simply makes me lose my breath and are so amazing zoe
    this creation is totally magnificent in every way

  • you are totally magnificent :D

    – zoequixote

  • ian osborne
    ian osborneabout 4 years ago

    Really beautiful, interesting, special work of art Zoe.

  • thank you, ian! i’ve been missing your stories, i plan to sit down and read a lot this weekend! (i hope)

    – zoequixote

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawabout 4 years ago

    Sincere congratulations.
    Anna & Rhonda

    (You can click on the banner to go straight to the Featured Art Forum)

  • thanks!! :D

    – zoequixote

  • powgrl
    powgrlabout 4 years ago

    It’s wonderful to see your work again, this rich mystic world of zoe! Happy Holidays to you dear Zoe!

  • :DDDD
    i’m so glad you’re here!

    – zoequixote

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 4 years ago

    magnificent work, Zoe!

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandabout 4 years ago

    Cleverly cool.


  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkabout 4 years ago

    Featured in the Sunday Features 19/12/2010

    Congratulations. This is a great image.

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    Anna and Sybille

  • thank you so much! :D

    – zoequixote

  • maxy
    maxyabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful and captivating! Beautifully done! CONGRATULATIONS on your FEATURE!!!! :-)

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful! Congrats on the well deserved features. Best wishes :)

  • Thelma Van Rensburg
    Thelma Van Ren...almost 4 years ago


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