Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Ohm is Finished

I seriously need to get a life. Finished. The second piece of my religious icons.

Why did I choose to do icons that aren't main stream in American life? I work with many physicians around the world - Hindu, Sikh, Muslims, Christians, Jews - and I have learned that the world isn't just black and white. It's shades of everyone colour of every person who has touched my life over the years. Old boyfriends, lovers, friends, people I have met in my travels, pen pals from former years.

Perhaps it's my current belief that if one is truely not a hurtful person, if there is a reward - it will be bestowed on death. I believe that there is a God. But is it the only one? I don't know - and would never try and convince someone that there only one God. That's not my place on this planet.

I have at least 2 more icons planned in my series - a Star of David and a cross. Should I incorporate more icons into my series? If something was suggested, I might contemplate it.

I'm enjoying bead embroidery. I find it relaxing, almost meditative.


Mandi said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! Ilove both the Ohm and Allah pieces. I'm working on the pattern for an amulet with Allah on it for my aunt. It will be done on a loom per her request.Thanks for sharing!

The bad Liz said...

Thanks Mandi - I am lucky to work with physicians who will take the time to help me with my art. Many of them are from the "old country", they are surprised that much handwork is still done in this country. Good luck with your Allah loom piece - I'll be checking out your blog to see it when it's finished!

beadexplorer said...

So wonderful what you have written about beliefs!!! And I like the idea of beading religious symbols. I like the "Om". I have always been interested in religions, especially in ancient natural ones. But I think, I have a quite scientific view on everything. And yes, I do believe in something godlike, but I think everyone has his/her own access to religion. I would like to invite you to visit my new blog! :)

Robin said...

This piece made my day... so very beautifully done... colors, background, everything... It is magnificent. What is you plan for it now?