Today is reveal day for the artists participating in the first annual Art of Science Creative Challenge first introduced here. Taralinda Muses challenged us to create something, anything- inspired by this NASA image of the birthplace of stars… Orion’s Nebula!
|Flight of good away from evil Morgana|
This mirage was so obvious to my muses eye. A Dove was being either released or pursued. I took the Good verses Evil road to this image. The Dove is being pursued by the evil Morgana of the Arthurian legend.
A Fata Morgana is an unusual a complex form of mirage that is seen in a narrow band right above the horizon. It is an Italian phrase derived from Latin for "fairy" and the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay, from a belief that these mirages were created by her witchcraft to lure sailors to their death.
I love working with digital alteration and decided to softly highlight this image to show a mirage of Dove, representing all that is good and light, with the sorceress who is almost grasping the Dove.
|Morgana's features are subtly brought out by some digital masking, and the Dove's wing is accented to add to the mirage.|
I hope you can see the mirage I have described:) If you have the time to look at the original image full screen...I wonder what your muse would see?
I also have this challenge offering of an older raku pendant that I made several years ago. This pendant has holes through to back so if held to the light the stars appear in the openings. Or a flashlight shined close will project the star alignment on a background:)
Thank you Taralinda Muses for the challenge! I have long felt an attraction to this night sky image. I had a great time losing myself in Orion's Nebula once again!!