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The Sphinx

My sphinx is completed...
This was a journey
that I was not so sure I would finish...

At times I was excited,
other times discouraged...

But watching this amazing being
come to shape beneath my fingers,
was a gift...

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There is much symbolism in this piece that has meaning for me...

I wanted so, to have the feeling of my precious framed Sphinx picture to come forth through me into the gourd, clay, paper, and paint. The bees that adorn the headpiece and the two knobs to open the "jewel box" are a prayer. All over America, bees have just disappeared. There are many speculations as to why... my prayer is that we all learn to live in balance with our ecosystem and all that we find around us, as well as within us... the tiny spiral nautili are thousands, if not millions, of years old... they speak to our beginnings, those small, and incremental steps, of coming forth from the ocean to be here now, walking upon this earth... human, lion, ancient, new, being alive, breathing, spirit into matter...

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And so... my third lesson
with artist-teacher-muse extraordinare~
Marilyn Radzat, is complete...