Sunday, February 24, 2008

Miriam


8.5 x 11.5 mixed media

My contribution to this week's Illustration Friday challenge "Multiple"
This piece has multiple layer's, multiple elements and Miriam is wearing multiple bracelets.

Who is Miriam anyway? Good question...because this is the name that came to mind when I was creating this piece. So now I'm in search of Miriam.

Here's what I found:

Miriam, a Hebrew name meaning either "wished for child", "bitter", or "rebellious" but it may have been derived from an Egyptian name myr "beloved or mr "love" or Meryamun "beloved of Amun". Miriam was the older sister of Moses and Aaron.

I found this blog Miriam's ideas very interesting, Miriam has a lot to say.

Miriam Webster is an Australian gospel singer/songwriter and no relation to Merriam Webster.

There is a restaurant name "Miriam" in Park Slope area of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Miriam is a font.

A myriad on Miriam.

Miriam is someone's great grandmother, grandmother, mother, aunt, cousin, sister, niece, a wife, daughter, a girlfriend.

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20 comments:

Kim H. said...

The colors and texture on this piece is outstanding! Thanks for the lesson on WHO Miriam is! I used to work with a lady named Miriam!

John said...

White lab mouse three reporting for duty.

On blackberry could open test post. Bad test.es

Miriam is my aunt's name and my mom and sister whent to her birthday party this past weekend in Houston. She is great lady - generous and proper and elegant.

The Miriam. C image is wonderful and your reds are so you. Warm, bright and luxurious.

Riding under east river and cannot post this comment.

A test of my ADD not my ASS patience.

studio lolo said...

Really wonderful post! So ambitious in your search for "Miriam."

LostLuggage said...

Whoa...this is really great. Not only is the piece great, but I am truly entertained by reading your posts. I usally only look at pictures, but on your blog, I read! Bravo!

NANCY LEFKO said...

wonderful collage and post !!

WorkingWords100 said...

Beautiful

Sweet Irene said...

It's very beautiful, Andrea and so are all the definitions of "Miriam."

I like the fact that you tell a story to go along with your collages, it gives them more meaning. If you were to hang them in a gallery, you would want to put up little labels beside them with the story on them.

Your collages make wonderful workable material for me, but one day you will copyright them, if you don't do so already. Protect your art, Andrea, it is very valuable.

Cory said...

Beautiful, well thought out. I especially like the "search"

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Cory in Arizona

Corinne said...

See this is why I love your artwork, it has many, many layers. I really love that. It mimicks a lot of things, such as my life, my decorating style, my personality. Thank you for your daily dose of eye candy.

Neda said...

Miriam's myriad. How lovely. This is a very heartwarming collage, it is as if you know that person.. In Arabic, maryam or mariam is the name of the Virgin Mary...Love etymology too.

Great new banner...didn't know you liked wearing skimpy outfits and Scotch..Tee hee :)

Neda said...

I also wanted to comment on that hand, wrinkled by the years a bit, soft, and yet as if it reaching out of her reality frame..The eyes reflect inner angst too.. Is this a 3D collage?

Susan Tuttle said...

I love the many layers of Miriam!

Susan

Sweet Irene said...

Wow, what a n absolutely great header. Wow, where did you get that? Wow!

John said...

I will be over with my two 45's and mix up some Manhattans...also will bring my bongo drums.

Great image....thanks for your most kind comments.

Kris Cahill said...

Andrea, I love your new banner, hilarious!! I want to do that. :)

This artwork is wonderful. You have really captured "Multiples" and it inspires me to make up a whole story for Miriam. The colors and mix of mediums works fantastically here.

I had a great aunt named Miriam, she went by Mem. Aunt Mem was the sweetest kindest lady, though born with a severely deformed spine. She only grew to be 4'10" or so as a result. Though tiny, she had a giant smile and a huge heart. Thanks for the memories!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

This is beautiful, I am glad I came back to see the picture. Miriam was being shy last time.
Your colour pallete really appeals to me and is the perfect anecdote to the colder tones of her arm and lower face. Love the blue and your 'bubbles.'

Thankyou for your lovely comments on my blogs, this is a mutualy enjoyable journey and I look forward to seeing what else you post!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

This is beautiful, I am glad I came back to see the picture. Miriam was being shy last time.
Your colour pallete really appeals to me and is the perfect anecdote to the colder tones of her arm and lower face. Love the blue and your 'bubbles.'

Thankyou for your lovely comments on my blogs, this is a mutualy enjoyable journey and I look forward to seeing what else you post!

Allison said...

I've been to that restaurant. It's good, but not as good as your artwork! :)

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