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Tabula Stella by Lakandiwa Tabula Stella by Lakandiwa
Tabula Stella
Star Constellations and the Passage of Time in Man's Destiny

Metallic Gel Pen on Illustration Board
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:iconmythian:
Mythian Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Writer
I would very much like to buy this piece as a large poster.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Let me see if I can upload an original size version, which is the best way to appreciate it

It is actually 4x4 ft or 120x120 cm
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digimagicnb Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
amazing
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zananeichan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Interesting :heart: and well done as well , love the detail :hug:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Thanks

The whole piece took me about 1 week to complete
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zananeichan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Its a pleasure, wow it was worth the work :hug: :love:
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webster14 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
are all these original designs or ar they reproductions?:)
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
These are all original artworks
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webster14 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
they're awesome:)....I have a little sugestion: try an explain a little the deviation because I don't think other viewers will understand them
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
I did think about that but there are 3 points that made me opt not to put any descriptions:

1. The images are deeply embedded into my personal journeys, and to give a thorough explanation would defeat the essence of the work

2. Those who would want to know must ask, for only the brave will get the answer.

3. Each work also becomes a personal experience to the viewer, and they can gain their own insights to the work, which is too precious for my description to overshadow.
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webster14 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
so I can kill you with my questions?:D
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Maybe . . maybe not. I'm kind of used to it. I am a college professor. But in questioning, always a great discourse and discovery . . . I too may discover new things

In other words, what is there to lose?
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webster14 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
ok....let the torture begin:giggle:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Don't just ask, share
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LightCircleArt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous...I'll bet the photo doesn't do it justice. I'd love to see the metallic glow of the pens on the actual art. I'll bet it's stunning. Beautifuly rendered.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
All artworks must be greater than their photographs. I too am still dumbfounded by this work. Its quite large (4X4 ft), and it seems that I am peering into something I shouldn't see.

To me, any artwork that is better in photograph is no a great piece of art. This was further strengthened when I saw a Monet, an Gogh and more in real life and wept in their beauty.
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LightCircleArt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
4 x 4 feet? How did you reach all of the ares you needed to work on? Did you lay it down or stand it upright? The largest drawing I've ever done was a life size portrait of Aaron, wearing the Breastplate of Judgement. It was from his upper thighs to well above his head and I drew it while it was lying on the kitchen table....my back hurt for weeks afterward!

Seeing artwork is always better in reality. I had the opportunity to go to Paris a number of years ago and was able to see my favorite sculpture in the Lourve....Canova's Cupid and Psyche. I was entranced at it's beauty and spent three hours just looking at it from different angles. Interacting with the actual piece of art, any art, is the best!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
All my works, no matter what size (I did a painting that was 8X6 ft) and done on a drafting table. I break the work up piece by piece before putting them together. I need to, since I have a back injury from my mountain days, and putting too much stress will be murder on me.

I was able to see most of the great masterpieces in the USA, especially at the Smithsonian. Aside from art, there was everything to absorb, from the Aero-Space Museum, to the other Library of Congress. What blew me away the most was a special exhibit on Art Nouveau which was one of my great inspirations as a child. I was dating someone there, but I nearly neglected her, when I took her to the museum.
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LightCircleArt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
I find the larger I work, the more detail I can incorporate into the piece. Something I like but sometimes my back doesn't.

When were you in the states?
You are fortunate to have seen all the great art and culture that you did.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Well as for our backs, that's our bodies telling us of our age and to take it easy but not be idle. Or were we just reckless when we were younger and paying for it? I am partially doing that.

I was last in the USA in 2000. I first spend about a decade roaming around my country and living with various ethnic communities. Then when I went to the Smithsonian, I saw that I have seen enough to saw that I can truly teach art. I am still seeing art everyday, that was just the catalyst to say I'm ready for teaching (especially art history). Indeed it was a blessing.

A future blessing would be to meet you and to gaze into your works face-to-face and not interface-to-interface. :)
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LightCircleArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Backs...yes reckless would be the word to describe my past "back" events!

As for seeing art "face to face"...there is nothing else like it. Photos and digital internet images never do it justice. I prefer to see art the way it was created.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Well let's start with the collaborations and slow work up that meeting. :)
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