Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Illuminated Heaven & Hell

“The shell must break before the bird can fly.”
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

The intersection of perfume and visual art transpired for me while studying aromatherapy back in the early nineties. In 2001 the concept of creating natural perfume as a constructed artwork, like my paintings really struck. Then while at a Visionary Art workshop in Austria I saw, within even more clarity, how all the pieces fit together.

Over at my visual art journal I just posted a piece about an image I created titled H2 Illuminated, Heaven and Hell. This was brought on by uploading the limited edition Giclee up on etsy.

Here are some links for your journey...

Roxana Villa - Visual Art Blog
Old Masters, New Visions Workshop in Austria

Roxana Illuminated Perfume™

Painting at top "Heaven", below "Hell" and here to the right is a little sketch that started the whole thing going.
All are © Roxana Villa.


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ScentScelf said...

Thanks for sharing both your images and the link to your visual blog. I cannot help but have Blake floating around the back of my head as I view your Heaven and Hell, but that is a happy thing, as I love Blake.

I've returned a few times to view these again...

Illuminated Perfume said...

Welcome back Scentself. Blake! That is a mighty compliment, for he is one of my very favorite artists...a master. Thank you. I am happy that the images are of interest to you.