Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Being that many other more pressing matters lay at hand in the past, I didn't have much chance or motivation to take pictures of an in-progress Munny. I decided upon the Owl-design, as you can see above. Some of the symbols I wish to add are yet to be added, or have only been touched upon, but include:
-A single strand of silver hair, of which I have many more at the moment...
-Mariachi pants: I have always wanted a pair of those.
-Purple shirt alludes to my favorite symbolic color, Tekehelet (תכלת), a mysterious violet-purple whose original dye-recipe has been lost.
-Feet of clay (from the Bible, alluding to human fragility)
-Bugs in the hair (in the Vanitas genre of paintings, bugs alluded to Sin)
-Hebrew text of יהוה (YHWH) Yod-He-Vav-He, The Tetragrammaton--on the right hand, Dexter.
-Hebrew text of שָׂטָן (Satan) on the left hand, Sinister.
-A Tarot card behind the mask's string, not sure which to depict yet, thinking of The Fool, Death, The Hermit or The Hanged Man (my favorites)
-Additional masks to cover the already-masked face, more pictures of those to come.