Monday, July 17, 2006

Sacrifice

I started this for the skyline topic, but could not get it finished in time. I decided to adapt it for this week's topic by including a zebra who has sacrificed her wild life on the beautiful plains of Africa to come to the city and seek work. So that she can 'put food on her family'.
(Food quote courtesy of our eloquent preznit.)

Acrylic paint on a 10 by 10 inch board.

18 Comments:

At July 17, 2006 6:56 PM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

beautiful as always, love the glassy quality of the floor!

 
At July 17, 2006 8:11 PM, Blogger michael dailey said...

nice concept, great colors and point of view. this is like a 2 for 1 this week. smoothe

 
At July 18, 2006 12:01 AM, Blogger Sally said...

Brilliant as always. It seems you're altering your technique and color palette a bit. Am I right? I love the reflective surface and of course the zebra is very cool.

 
At July 18, 2006 1:46 PM, Anonymous sarah said...

i love it!
the super simple lines of the zebra are wonderful.
great colors too. bravo!

 
At July 18, 2006 5:50 PM, Blogger Naru said...

I like your tecnique using acrylic.
I am also using acrylic and learning how different it is. like it!

 
At July 18, 2006 8:19 PM, Blogger andrea said...

What's up? Your pictures aren't loading. I would like to blame Blogger but it's probably me.

 
At July 19, 2006 8:25 AM, Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Great reflective quality....and two moons! For some reason, I just really like the idea of two moons. Hmmm...what world is this? Striking work as usual....always makes me think!

 
At July 19, 2006 10:16 AM, Blogger Ellen said...

I just LOVE your work!!! I could get lost looking at it for hours!

 
At July 19, 2006 6:09 PM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

Gorgeous! Love the space needle! Love this!!!

 
At July 19, 2006 8:43 PM, Blogger CATRAVEN said...

I so adore your work! this is amazing with the black and white of the zebra and the tremendous colors of the city!This is breathtaking!

 
At July 20, 2006 8:36 AM, Blogger carla said...

I really dig how you combine such incingruous images...and then they work! The ground has such a gorgeous, luminous, translucence.

 
At July 20, 2006 11:51 AM, Blogger TXArtcGal said...

As always...very beautiful! The colors seem different than you usually use...but, still brilliant! Beautiful!!

 
At July 20, 2006 8:08 PM, Blogger georg said...

Beautiful with your lovely colours! I only hope, he'll find the grass he's looking for..

 
At July 21, 2006 12:18 AM, Blogger Toni said...

Wonderful concept Jaimie.
beautiful skyline and I love how you have the zebra
on a glassy surface which for me shows the hardness of the city.

 
At July 21, 2006 9:46 AM, Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Thanks for your comment..I'll have to look for that movie!

 
At July 23, 2006 6:08 PM, Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

ahhhh; poor zebra; hate that he had to give up his homeland and culture to pay the bills.

 
At July 30, 2006 6:40 PM, Blogger Catnapping said...

You and Valgal have the best sense of colour in the world.

This is absolutely beautiful.

 
At October 02, 2006 10:00 PM, Blogger Roy Everitt said...

Sacrifice

This city had no mayor 'til you came,
all broken-down with colours at your back,
so now there's no concession in your aim -
you cannot give the robes of office back.

Your foals will wait behind as you advance
across the glassy path devoid of gold.
You keep your eyes averted lest a glance
avow to you the story you were told -

these colours are for others, not for you,
the quite unbanded species. Whereas they
are here to do whatever they will do
that's all unknown to you until today,

and shall remain unknowable, my mare -
fair cities can be anything but fair.

 

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