DescriptionThis is the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries... part of my 12 picture Zodiac Collection.
With this collection I've tried to create a peaceful, romantic atmosphere... blending both fantasy and a space/starry type background. Achieving this hasn't been as easy as I imagined, as I wanted to base the pictures around the Zodiac Signs' mythology (mostly Greek), and the mythology is a pretty violent one... lol.
In Greek mythology, the constellation of Aries represents the golden ram (sent by his natural mother Nephele) that rescued Phrixos, taking him to the land of Colchis. Phrixos sacrificed the ram to the gods and hung its skin in a temple, where it was known as the Golden Fleece. Not a particularly nice reward for rescuing someone, in my opinion, but there you go.
Anyway, I decided to base my picture around an earlier time, when the Ram accompanied by Nephele (both blissfully unaware of it's future fate) gazes from a clifftop at an approaching Greek ship.
Joe Soiza, London Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement Hi there :) ... My Name is Joe Soiza and I'm based in London, UK.
I am a freelance computer graphic designer and artist. I create my art using several 3D computer programs, such as Poser, Bryce and Vue.
Why the name Sagan? ... It's a username I've used for almost as long as I've been online, so I'm comfortable with it, and it seemed to have a nice ring to it.
Art-wise, I like doing all sorts of themes, though I do have a soft spot for all things Sci-Fi, and the quirky, odd, or humorous. I'm also a fan of artistic nudity, especially when coupled with mood and atmosphere
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