This piece is based on the Egyptian Goddess, Isis. Isis was the most venerated goddess in Egypt. She was the mother of Horus the Younger and wife and sister of Osiris. Considered the be the greatest magician of all time, Isis` accomplishments include bringing Osiris back to life and helping him become a god in the underworld and forcing the god Ra to reveal his secret name to her. Isis is a strong figure in Wiccan beliefs, and her name can be invoked for a great many things, and to Wiccans, certain days in May, June and December are days of celebration in her name.
I had this idea sketched out for quite some time, and Natasha Epperson emailed me with some photos of of the strikingly beautiful Anita Star, and I realized that she would fit perfect for this piece. I sketched the poses and Natasha was good enough to supply the photography and away I went. I really like this piece for a variety of reasons. First, I enjoy Egyptian lore and was able to slip in some heiroglypics from the Book of the Dead in this piece, and I felt the model represents that ethnicity very well. I also enjoyed the new method of whitespace composition that I used, it was a nice break from working an all-black background. Something I think I may follow along with for a few more pieces.
This sold out limited edition print debuted as the 2004 Halloween Print, but is available as an 8x10" matted print.
8x10" unsigned print
with 11x14" black mat