Friday, March 13, 2009

Silk Carving in the Bedroom - Apsara

Who would not love to sleep under a lovely face that watches your sleep like a Madonna? I love this room with the archaic wall and the classical 4-poster bed with that simply white but nevertheless elegant bedspread.
The silk carving© (silk sculpture) on the wall is a reminiscence of one of the most beautiful temple areas in the world: Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Faces and Figures of Angkor is a series about the ruins and remnants of the temple area of Angkor Wat. The reliefs are all worked in silk, inspired by carvings in stone. They are a reminiscence of all the unknown artists of the past of whom we have neither memory nor documentation - only their unbelievably beautiful and sophisticated works, works that have survived hundreds of years.

Apsara is the first piece of this series and represents the heavenly figures which have been praised for their beauty in many Asian countries for centuries. Origins are to be found in Indian mythology which spread in variations all over the Asian continent. The most beautiful sculptures and reliefs can be found at Angkor Wat, created by unknown artists under the reign of kings who have long disappeared but their heritage has not.

See more about the silk carving© series Angkor's Faces here if you like.


with courtesy of http://www.livingetc.com
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"Apsara"
( from the Angkor's Faces series)
silk carving, 14" x 14"
©Petra Voegtle




2 comments:

artist victoria o'neill said...

really loving your blog, especially the piece at the end of the page.....wow! THAT IS A MASTERPIECE......love the silk textures, basically everything on this blog is outstanding.

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Victoria - thank you for stopping by and your nice compliment. The piece at the end of the page - did you mean the woodcarving "Mithunas"?

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