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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Illustration Friday:
Sacrifice (the illusion of self)



From the Online Etymology Dictionary:
c.1250, from O.Fr. sacrifise (12c.), from L. sacrificium, from sacrificus "performing priestly functions or sacrifices," from sacra "sacred rites" (prop. neut. pl. of sacer "sacred," see sacred) + root of facere "to do, perform" (see factitious). L. sacrificium is glossed in O.E. by ansegdniss.

23 comments:

Dick the Boomer said...

Like I was just thinking, I hope to see more drawings...

This is dream-like, mystical. Perfect for a quiet Sunday reflection.

mjc said...

Amazing illustration!

Sweet Pea said...

This is beautiful and wonderfully drawn :)

Lee said...

really beautiful lori...so much to look at and so well drawn! your choice of colors seems to just fit the tone...

Kaya said...

Yes, beautiful, and who are we really? And who are we when we dream? I love that your post has opened some questions.

JO said...

I agree with the others this is beautiful. Love your color choices.

Ed Maskevich said...

I guess life is a priestly function. We work and make sacrifices so that we can have life.

Katili said...

Beautiful image. Sacrifice is an interesting word of a lot of different meanings.

Tony LaRocca said...

I'm sure sacrifice means different things between our cultures and others. The interesting bit comes when a person sacrifices one part of him/herself for another, a sort of meta-self-sacrifice. But then what happens if you have multiple personalities? Either way, great pic!

Tiger Mouse said...

Wow - amazing sketch - love the balance between the two people.

jarvenpa said...

Oh, lovely. When my firstborn was very small I had a dream in which an old, old woman with red berries in her hair told me "you are carrying so much--think about the true meaning of the word 'sacrifice'"
It was a needed reminder for me of the sacredness of the ordinary.

michael dailey said...

very conceptual piece, nice imagery and colors

Marco Antonio SepĂșlveda said...

Muy bueno tu dibujo.

Saludos.

Rrramone said...

Very nice drawing Lori. Now I'm trying to relate it to my dream! :-)

Lady Guedes said...

Your style is so fresh and original. I loved the take on the theme and also the colours.

Trevor Pitt said...

Cool illo Lo-Wi, I love your line style...and the positive negative space is waaaaay groovy. Is this one of those drawings, that if you turn it upside down you see a naked lady doing dirty things? Man, I sure hope so.

bill zeman said...

this is very well done - nice drawing and it's got great composition, which judging by your photos you have in abundance

QweySpiral said...

lovely lines Lori
beautiful illustration

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Awesome! Great color scheme and a terrific composition.

Lori Witzel said...

Hey everyone, sorry it's been a crazy week and I haven't gotten around to visiting y'all...

Just a quick "thanks for the attagirls" -- I really do appreciate your feedback and support!

carla said...

I really love your drawings! This one has a mystical feeling with its composition and images. I like the scratchy quality of the lines and the sift colors...very nice!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Just read your gneiss and sedimentary remarks on Dulemba's website. LAUGHED OUT LOUD.
Um, YOU ROCK!

tiffinix said...

Wow Lori! This is just gorgeous - I love the colors you used and the whimsical lines. Beautiful surreal illustration!