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    Flame at the Altar

    another exploration into textural geometry and symbolism, I am relying on AndraMG to find the appropriate video/image...
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    Very cool Gary ,I can't help but see a very strange snake charmer,a very imposing fellow.Really like the shapes and colours.

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    Hi Gary....
    Love the colors....love the shapes, but I'll wait for someone else to give or guess at the meaning or message to this wonderful painting.....
    But got to let you know...my imagination has already created images that my mind is convinced that I see within your offering.
    Dig it!!!!
    Take care friend,
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    It would certainly be a splendor for adorning the wall or niche behind the main altar of a modern church! I love it with all its colors, symbols and its sort of colored megalythic art simple and robust architecture.
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gxhpainter View Post
    another exploration into textural geometry and symbolism, I am relying on AndraMG to find the appropriate video/image...
    Haha, easy as pie Dear Gary, it's clearly an offering to Bastet, the Egyptian Cat Goddess, and the snake obviously symbolizes the God Apep killed by the Cat Goddess Nice work by the way

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    That's what art's about, isn't it -- at some point it's about the relationship between the art and the viewer, sort of like speed dating. (D Akey)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCP View Post
    Very cool Gary ,I can't help but see a very strange snake charmer,a very imposing fellow.Really like the shapes and colours.
    I can see that ! thanks , this was venturing into new color territory for me...

    Quote Originally Posted by stevemawmv View Post
    Hi Gary....
    Love the colors....love the shapes, but I'll wait for someone else to give or guess at the meaning or message to this wonderful painting.....
    But got to let you know...my imagination has already created images that my mind is convinced that I see within your offering.
    Dig it!!!!
    Take care friend,
    Steve
    and I quite image you have some very splendid images in mind! funny how once something resolves itself in a image in your mind it is hard as heck to let it go and see something else. I have found though that in different lights other graphic elements come out to play...and can change the nature of the painting quite a bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar View Post
    It would certainly be a splendor for adorning the wall or niche behind the main altar of a modern church! I love it with all its colors, symbols and its sort of colored megalythic art simple and robust architecture.
    the main shapes were really a nod to those ancient megalithic structures.. glad you like this Caesar.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaMG View Post
    Haha, easy as pie Dear Gary, it's clearly an offering to Bastet, the Egyptian Cat Goddess, and the snake obviously symbolizes the God Apep killed by the Cat Goddess Nice work by the way

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    http://www.landofpyramids.org/bastet.htm
    Wow no stumping you AndreaMG... great image and fits in with the general theme , color and shapes of my work... I have no idea how you so quickly find these jewels..

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    Gary, I may be wrong, but I want to give advice of keeping a candy car with you as you enter a cave. A dimensional door has opened. Kind of reminds me of Hellboy.
    Love it!

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    Could this be Jabba The Hut contemplating his navel? . . . the navel among the Huts is sort of like ESPN. . . So pass the chips and 2 bucks says it'll be an end run. . . Hut 1. . . Hut 42. . .

    This is intriguing, Gary. It's got some interesting, almost theatrical things about it, which is probably what many priests would desire for mysterious ceremonies. I find the symmetrical geometry of it evocative as well. Certainly suggests different dimensions to me through your use of the warms and cools.



    Groovy find, Andrea! I love those kinds of paintings.
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    Gary, somehow I see a Mexican having a siesta, legs stretched out, really like this and love the colors

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    Anyway here's also how Frazetta made his offers on the altar ... LOL
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