Lately I have been using skulls in my designs. I am so inspired by relics, culture, art, and color , and the symbolism that has been associated with skulls throughout the world. I draw on some of these images and information for my designs.
This necklace is an agate with a stone skull and a piece of turquoise that hangs on a 36 inch gold tone chain. This is available on my website. click www.lux.bigcartel.com
The mysterious Mayan crystal skulls. No one really knows how old they are. how they were made. or why many of them have an elongated skulls. It is believed by many Mayan elders that these skulls play an important role in the reawakening of humanity. According to Mayan legend, there will come a time when 13 ancient crystal skulls are reunited that can affect the Earth and the course of humanity. This belief is closely associated with the end of the Mayan calender popularly known as 2012.
In October 2010 Mayan elders were invited to speak to the United Nations in New York about 2012 and one elder said :"The year 2012 marks the birth of a Golden Age, and a great transformation for consciousness on Earth. The transformation process always involves death and rebirth: the old must die so that the new may be born. The Mayan calendar, which began five thousand years ago, comes to an end on December 21, 2012, which is the Winter Solstice. This does not mark the end of the world, as some might fear, but perhaps the end of the world as we know it. The year 2012 marks the ushering in of a new dawn, a new era, and a new consciousness for many on Earth."
This is the oldest grill known to man! Seeing this I had to do one for a tribal fusion theme I did for a monthly event called MASSIVE at the Crown Room in Portland. I was really fun the people in the show were Krumpin down the runway with tribal make-up mixed with urban clothing.
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|Vanitas Still Life by Jacques de Gheyn the Elder (1603).|
Vanitas paintings are a fascinating use of symbolic images in art. They are a reminder of the constant change of life, both the beauty and the ugly, the emptiness of vanity, and the certainty of death. Common symbols in these paintings are bubbles, smoke, cut flowers, watches and hourglasses symbolizing the brevity of life. Some of these symbols are found in this painting along with some Spanish coins that symbolize material wealth.The laughing and weeping philosophers, Democritus and Heraclitus, reflect upon the vanity of human life, which is symbolized further by objects floating in the bubble, such as a wheel of torture, a leper's rattle, a broken glass, and a flaming heart.
|Audrey Flack - Marilyn Vanitas|
I only own the images of my jewelry all other images are used for inspiration.