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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Into The Mythic


Getting a little off topic here, but Susan over at My2K posted a reference to the connection between Boticelli's painting of The Birth of Venus and linked it to a similar Mayan myth concerning the Birth of the Corn Goddess. This brought to mind my own version:


The Legendary Birth of Rita St-Jacques
aka Rita on the Half-Shell
(acrylic on canvas, framed in a lobster trap rib found on a beach in the Maritimes)

This version features my two working class heroines, Rita and Betty, who were born into the pre-ordained, inescapable life of being seasonal workers at the local lobster plant. Here we see the buxom Rita, clasping a lobster and crab to modestly cover her lovely endowments, accepting the Sacred Mantle of the Lobster Processor (otherwise known as a uniform) from the fair-haired Betty.



13 comments:

  1. Oh, yeah, now that you mention it, I knew I'd seen that somewhere before! I love yours more than Boticelli's.

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  2. I love it! Especially the bit about being seasonal workers (now there's a hint for you about how I spend my working day!!)...am I the only naughty girl to giggle at the site for the crab??

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  3. That's hilarious, Lynne! The lobster trap is perfect. not to mention the uniform, as in the original's cloak... too funny!

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  4. I love it,
    Its wonderful ART :)
    Very special !!

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  5. Susan,
    Mine over the Botticelli?! I am deeply honoured.
    :-D

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  6. Saj,
    You caught my drift!
    ;-}

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  7. Margaret,
    I'm so glad you get my sense of humour. It has offended some, on occasion!

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  8. Anya,
    It's great that you describe my humble offering as ART with capital letters!

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  9. Julie-ann,
    I'm pleased to have provided you with a laugh. That's the perfect response.

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  10. Thanks for your lovely comment here also. I am spoilt! Thank you. Really makes a special gift.

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  11. Hi Lynne

    I love your Birth of Rita...rising our of her gumboots...

    Happy Days

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  12. Thanks, Delwyn. Perhaps the scene wasn't really inspired by true events, but the gumboots certainly were!

    Happy Days to you, too!

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