Monday, 10 December 2012

Dreaming with Hypnos

Hypnos - Ancient Greek God of Sleep : Painted plaster,life size.
This is the origin of the word hypnosis.

I made this sculpture (or rather he made himself known to me!)  in the 90s while attending a dream sharing group.Wings sprout from his head,and in my depiction the dream bird actually flies through his head.He sends people to sleep by touching their forehead with his wand or fanning them with his dark wings.

For some years he has lived in our guest room. During this time only one person has said they found him scary,and everyone remarks on having slept soundly.

In northern countries the natural world is winding down for the winter months.
Plants are asleep beneath a carpet of decomposing vegetation.

Photo by Margaret

Leaves have left the trees and we can now admire the beauty of spidery dark branches.

Photo by Margaret

Photo by Margaret

Photo by Margaret

Cock Pheasant in a suburban garden.

My Winter Flowering Jasmine has other ideas!

Thank you for visiting.


Charlotte said...

Your Hypnos is rather special. Have a peaceful winter holiday Ruby.
C xx

kozak smola said...

Each time of the year has its charms. Your Hypnosis looks fascinating

snowwhite said...

What a mysterious depiction of Hypnos!!
I really need his help. I have had a bad insomnia for many years. I wish he came to me and touched me with his wings! Stunning art!

I love bare trees too. When trees are stripped off the all decorations, they show the essence of the true beauty and structure. Yes, I also admire the beauty of spidery dark branches.
Have a great week!

biebkriebels said...

The branches against the skies are beautiful at this time of the year. I didn't know you made sculptures too, your Hypnos I could sleep with I think.

Hettienne said...

an incredible sculpture! we are in full summer here with scorching heat and rough winds, but the garden is full of colour. it is interesting to look at your winter photographs when winter seems so far off, but as we know, it passes all too quickly. I love those tree silhouettes - they are awesome.

louciao said...

Intriguing sculpture, very powerful. I think it would not only bring dreams but frighten bad ones away as it has a certain benign ferociousness.
Lovely nature shots, I'm particularly taken with the tree weeping against the the soft pink sky.

dritanje said...

Yes, I have enjoyed sleeping in Hypnos' presence [I feel that 'sleeping with Hypnos' might sound too familiar!] Lots of benign presences in your house.
M xx

cosmos said...

Another interesting work of art from Greek myth. The wings would take me to the dreamy world colored in beautiful blue.
The cock pheasant is beautiful. A green pheasant is the Japanese national bird.

The shots of black bare drooping branches against the thin shades of sky look subtle and profound.
Enjoy your winter season, Ruby.

This is Belgium said...

Margarets photos are awesome
pretty cool that hypnos statue

Carol L McKenna said...

Marvelous and ethereal post ~ Photography is fantastic ~ (A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

Palomasea said...

So much beauty found in every season! We were blanketed with almost knee-high snow this past weekend...quite magical...
Your Hypnos is wonderful! I find him whimsical, not scary at all...
Wishing you a glorious day, dear Ruby!
Hugs from across the pond,
- Irina :)

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Incredibly beautiful,captivating & "hypnotic sculpture". Sad the winter vegetation is dull,drab & dry. The cock pheasant & yellow jasmine do add some life to the scenery.

Introverted Art said...

wow...I don't even think I have words...

Sciarada said...

Ciao Ruby, follow through your words the symbolic aspect of your work is fascinating. Beautiful photos!
I wish you and the people you love, a happy Christmas and a New Year illuminated by the light of my heart!
I send you a big hug and a kiss from Italy!

Palomasea said...

Thank you, dear Ruby!!
Blessings, and a very Happy Christmas!
- Irina

sarah said...

Your Hypnos has special atmosphere. Maybe we can't create a figure like this. I imagine it air of Scotland's culture.
Pink sky is very beautiful.
Thank you for showing nice things.
Happy holidays and a Happy New Year!

Palomasea said...

A beautiful Christmas to you, dear Ruby!!
- Irina

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Boris said...

Happy New Year Ruby! I wish you good health, happyness, and many new artworks.

Red Rose. said...

Your post of 1 January 2013 with the delicate color painting is so beautiful.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year 2013,Ruby.


snowwhite said...

A Happy New Year!
Your latest art symbolizes a very happy and joyous year. I see many smiling faces in it!
I am happy to see your art at the beginning of 2013 when a number of wonderful things are waiting for us.

Victoria said...

Gorgeous! your works are always outstanding and blissful..beautiful! and those magnificent!

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