Subject Tags: gargoyle, protector, guardian angel, dark planet, scythe, imaginative, dry brushed, splattered, bold, surreal, abstract, creature, detailed, nude figure, fantasy, sci-fi, red accent, black and white, dark beauty, dark, reaper, dreams, portrait
Size: 26"W x 21.5"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2016
"Based on a creature I saw in a dream ten years ago, 'Niatnu' is the Guardian of a Dark Planet I sketched in one of my sketchbooks only to rediscover this year. I do not know why this gargoyle-like creature has two torso's, or why one appears masculine, while the other is feminine. It also doesn't escape my notice, in painting the medallion and chain connecting the shoulder plates across the upper part of the masculine chest, also gives the impression the female body might be standing inside the male body rather than being apart of it as I initially saw it. In the dream, Niatnu said something to me I somehow understood to mean, 'In chaos, there is everything, even beauty of dark origin; in darkness, there is only darkness.' This is painted on flat canvas so, it will need an appropriate frame before it's ready to hang. " -M.E.
"Aloha! My name is Mandy Elliott and I'm a self-taught Artist originally from the Space Coast of Florida and now residing in the Heart of Virginia. Creating isn't just a passion for me, it's a part of me. I come from a background of artists, musicians, mechanics, engineers, and carpenters. One thing we all have in common is an ability to imagine something and then make it real. Some of us also share the ability to understand what others imagine and make that real. We are inventors and innovators. It's those skills which got me through a troubled home, and gave me success in the corporate world from Sales to Escalations Management. None of that fulfilled me though, and I had to ask myself why I limiting myself when I could unleash myself into something I love? Art. I'd been creating and selling my Art since 1998, but in 2010 I dove in to the part of me that creates from the inside. I've showcased in Melbourne Florida, Orlando Florida, Historic Kissimmee Florida, Cincinnati Ohio, and since September 2016 I have Artwork in an Earth Art collection in Space, courtesy of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu. #WeTheExplorers ... I watched NASA launch shuttles from the Cape, viewed from my back yard as a kid, and now I have Art in Space. I'd say my life is complete but... creating Art isn't something I can just turn off anymore. I am an Artist." -M.E. ______________________ _______________________ [[ All artworks protectively sealed, ready to hang, professionally shipped with a certificate of authenticity (CoA), Artist Pamphlet, "Talking About Art is Hard..." greeting card to give insight and talking points about your specific painting(s), and a hand written note from the Artist. Sometimes, they also include surprise bonus art, and/or discounts on commissions! Just because. :) ]]