"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world."

-C.S. Lewis

Monday, March 1, 2010

Boreas and the Snow Moon

February's full moon appeared larger than life, twinkling in the crisp winter sky last night. This full moon is known as the snow moon because the heaviest amounts of snowfall occur in February. Because of this, hunting became extremely difficult for native tribes in the north and east, and some of these tribes referred to February's full moon as the Hunger moon, hinting at dark and miserable times.

In Greek mythology, BOREAS was the purple-winged god of the north wind, bringer of snow, one of the four directional Anemoi (wind-gods). He was also the god of winter, who swept down from the cold northern mountains of Thrake, chilling the air with his icy breath. Boreas is depicted as being very strong, with a violent temper to match. He was frequently shown as a winged old man with shaggy hair and beard wearing a billowing cloak.


This creation is my representation of Boreas. It is centered around a beautiful slice of druzy geode quartz that is a gorgeous silvery grey with tones of purple throughout. The crystals in the center sparkle like ice in the winter sun. The coiled wraps represent Boreas billowy cloak and taper off to end in windswept spirals. The bail is intricately woven and wraps down and around an irridescent bead to end in two spirals on the front.



This piece was created for the Fantasy Artists' monthly dare based on the full moons. Stay tuned for more on the FAEteam dare and some great pieces from other talented fantasy artists!




4 comments:

Annette said...

this piece is stunning!

In the Light of the Moon said...

So much detail and really really beautiful!!

threadsofmagique said...

So much vision and detail! This piece is unbelievably beautiful!

mermaiden said...

a wedge of icy deliciousness. slurp.

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