Friday, March 27, 2009

BROOD




BROOD

Eggs have been decorated in the Ukraine for thousands of years, first with Pagan designs which were believed to have special powers. They were sometimes buried in fields to help bring in a good crop or put on the roof of a house to protect it from fire. When Christianity was brought to the Ukraine in 998AD., Christians adopted Pagan symbols, including eggs. The Pysanka is the most widely known of the various types of Easter eggs in the Ukraine and the art of decorating Pysanky has been handed down from mother to daughter for many generations. Each pattern has a special meaning. Flowers symbolise love and charity and lines encircling the egg represent eternity. White is for purity, red for happiness and black for remembrance.

9 comments:

Kimmie said...

Awesome! So cool! Thank you for sharing.

Beth Long said...

Thanks so much Lumi!!!! I LOVE this!!!!! Incredibly creative and artistic! You are a true artist! {{{HUGS}}}

malacima said...

fantastic page!!love this pagan motives from eastern europe!!

Gaby Bee said...

Really cool! I love your new creation,
especially the winged eggs! Fabulous!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Gaby xo

Kimmie said...

(I'm the other Kimmie)

I see the red,black and white incorporated into your piece ... you've made a wonderful assemblage here. She's turned her head for an instant and the babies are flying the coop!

rivergardenstudio said...

This is an awesome piece, mysterious and vibrant...I keep looking at it again and again! Roxanne

pondlife said...

Hey, where have you been?

Bring back paganism, that's what I say.

I'm thinking of changing my name to "ikenuma" as we're off to Japan in a couple of days...

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Eggs that fly, Love this imaginative creation!

Taluula said...

Wow Lumi this is fantastic. Stunning.