Thursday, February 23, 2012

Titania Triumphs?

Titania Triumphs
Acrylic on Paper
19" x 14"
Prints available on Fine Art America

What in the heck is going on in this picture? 
Is it a girl fight? 
Is there going to be a smackdown?

Well- this is a piece commissioned by one of my patrons, Aaron GrandeCorazon Clark.
(Do you hear that Aaron- you are officially a patron!)

This is the scene he requested...
Oberon lay limp against the cold stone throne, his long thin arms keeping his elongated head from touching it directly.  The ancient glyphs carved into the throne were empty and hollow as the fairy magic drained away from him. 
Maab and Titania stood tall, their backs straight as steel, as they gathered their wills in preparation to battle against the other.  Maab, gathering the powers of darkness and cold, focused on Titania with her burning blue eyes.  Titania, arching her head back, bright white wisps of fire flow from her eye sockets as she called forth light and summer.

So I asked Aaron, "Why are they fighting?" He said, "this is Light and Summer vs. Dark and Winter... some people say that Maab and Titania are one in the same."

So this represents the two sides of ourselves, light and dark, dueling. Rather like Jung's "subjective" dream analysis, every person in the dream represents an aspect of the dreamer.

Titania = light
Maab = darkness
Oberon = the powerless victim to the whims of fate

T + M + O = the Collective Unconscious

Wait... is Oberon powerless?


  1. As you might have guessed I don't know much about art, but as a business major I congratulate you on having a patron!

    Also, I like the arrogant "I'm gonna smack you down" expression on Maab's face.

  2. Thanks T-bone. happiness is a good smack down- yes... oh wait... no.


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