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Seven Gates: Purple by CT02 Seven Gates: Purple by CT02
Seven Gates series

Materials: Paper, Prismacolors, mechanical pencil, scissors, Exacto knife
Time: One year

I Red Gate
II Orange Gate
III Yellow Gate
IV Green Gate
V Blue Gate
VI Purple Gate
VII Black Gate


A series based on the short story “Descent of Shaloma” from Barbara Walker’s Feminist Fairy Tales. The story is a retelling of two famous legends: The Descent of Ishtar and Salome’s Dance of the Seven Veils.


Summary: A princess’s lover is killed. To get him back, she must perform a special dance in seven robes – the outermost garment colored red, then orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and black. This opens a path to the underworld.

She must pass through seven gates – the first red, then orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black. At each gate, a keeper tells her the same thing: “You are of the living. You cannot pass into the land of the dead without paying a price.”

She responds, “I can pay the price,” and gives up one of her gowns.

Finally she reaches the last gate, and enters the heart of the underworld in only her skin…




Other: This series rose out of two challenges from my friends: that I work with the female form, and take a break from the computer (in other words, use physical materials!) These dares took on a life of their own, turning into Seven Gates.

The series is quite different from what I usually produce – and I am well satisfied.
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She is a fascinating figure!
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discoredance Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
it is really beutiful, i like this kind of movement
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Raa13 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wonderful!!
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CT02 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Thanks very much, I'm glad you like it! The purple took a long time to cut out.
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BoggieNightBoy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009   Digital Artist
YES FROM CANDOMBLÉ

SHE´S AN AFRICAN GODDES VERY CULTUED HERE IN BRASIL

SHE CONDUCES THE SOULS TO THE RIGHT PLACE IN THE DEAD WORLD

SHE REPRESENTS THE STORM AND THE RAYS

SHE WAS A WARRIOR WOMAN A LONG TIME AGO SOME PLACE IN IN AFRICA AS SO MANY GODS OF NATURE

LIKE YEMANJA FROM THE SEA

U CAN FIND SO MUCH THINGS ABOUT THEM ON INTERNET

I MADE HER ONCE

[link]
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BoggieNightBoy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009   Digital Artist
She looks like dancing

reminds me Yansan, a brasilian goddes
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CT02 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Thanks for the nice comment!

That's interesting - is there a story about her?
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:iconboggienightboy:
BoggieNightBoy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009   Digital Artist
yes, that´s a true story

or something like this ...

Africa have the Orixas, thei are the forces of nature who protect us

And here in Brazil, with the african culture mixed with the european faith and some brazilian legends of native indians and some parts of spiritism we got another kinf of religion who permits the faith in Jesus and other wais to find something above

that´s crazy !!!
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