Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Inner Light Skull

There are lots of people seeking inner light in the world today. A light that fills our minds with peaceful thoughts. I felt like Raffaele Piacente of Milan, Italy captured it well with his personal skull oil on canvas.



Maybe this comes off as a realistic jack-o-lantern to you, but I couldn't help but see it differently. If we peel away the outer layers of our physical existence then all we have left are our thoughts, ideas, and memories. It brings me comfort to think of all of this as the inner light that warms our souls with a knowledge that makes us more than mere animals. A knowledge that makes us human. Grazie for the great work, Raffaele!

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To be entered in the drawing just leave a comment below stating: what thoughts make your skull light up. Of course I usually think of my family, but a sunny afternoon with friends, a juicy bratwurst on the grill, and an Oberon will always brighten my day.

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8 comments:

tikimunki said...

That moment when you hear a new song and suddenly "connect" with it, that is what makes my skull glow :)

Tatman said...

Great answer!

fogmama said...

Seeing the daughters of my heart (the skulltastic Girl Scout Troop 202) work hard towards a goal and accomplish it, their excitement and pride makes my skull glow.

dalebfast said...

Seeing my girls smile and say 'Hi Daddy!' when I arrive. And friends who wait for me before telling a joke!!

Ange said...

That is an amazing painting.
(not entering, just commenting!)
That was a good question, I'm enjoying the answers.

Erica said...

A brand new box of crayons that haven't been used. Warm socks out of the dryer when it's cold, the words "I love you, Mommy." Random Acts of Kindness.
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feedandtariff said...

(not entering, just commenting). The moment when a momentous artwork comes together, the glue sets the paint dries and you can take away the props and clamps.... mind you, wasn't so impressed when someone graffed a really, really choppy skull on the door to <a href="http://greenforcesolar.com.au>the Greenforce offices</a>. If you're gonna do it, do it right!

raffo said...

Grazie ragazzi!!!!!
Questo รจ solo uno dei miei 1000 teschi...........
Ora li riproduco anche in resina, ceramica ed altro ancora..........
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