Wednesday, April 1, 2009

St Sebastian: Further Adventures in Grisaille Enamel

Here are the next steps in my adventures in grisaille enamel.

The last few weeks have been crazy busy as I try to put together an on-line enamel supply store. I have taken workshops in E-Commerc e and had meetings with accountants - which is not something that usually happens in my world ;-)

The only thing that keeps me sane through it all is doing some work in the studio.

grisaille enamel St Sebastian
detail

grisaille enamel St Sebastian
detail

grisaille enamel St. Sebastian

St Sebastian fell afoul of the emperor Diocletian by converting so many prominent people to Christianity. Diocletian decreed that he be killed with arrows, but when his body was retrieved, he was found to be still alive. He went on to perform several miracles (including giving sight to the blind) before he was again killed by Diocletian and his body thrown into a privy. However, he appeared to his follwers in a vision, telling them where his body could be found for proper burial.

This piece was inspired by a medieval stained glass window design.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I was looking for images of Sebastian and I thought yours was an original piece from centuries ago, very well done... just thought i'd tell you, excellent work...
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imagocorvi said...

Thanks! I am very inspired by the past.;-)