The Creation of Nigel

 Posted by on January 12, 2012  Add comments
Jan 122012
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Michelangelo’s fresco, The Creation of Adam, on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, is recognisable to most.   I’ve ‘borrowed’ the central piece of this magnificent work.

Nancy drove up from Dunedin to stay with us for the Christmas and New Year period.  I wanted to take the opportunity to include her in my art – this time, her hands.  And this image is one of the ideas that came to mind. 

While in the original God is reaching out to impart the spark of life to Adam, in my version Nancy is reaching out to her son, Nigel.


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  6 Responses to “The Creation of Nigel”

  1. What a great shift from Michaelangelo. I love the connection you’ve made between a mother and her son, the eternal passing on of the spark of life.

  2. the above comment was mine, a little glitch in the website

  3. This is what I love about this Blog site, the diversity of images that are posted are all great & inspirational. Thanks.

  4. Splendid! I love that this came from a vision in your head days or weeks before you picked up the camera.

  5. And again Vicki it’s an image of hands, it seems to follow you. Stunning work.

  6. Great concept. Expertly executed.

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