"Call Of The Void" : Original Artwork by Karien Bredenkamp
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"Call Of The Void"

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Prints: Limited edition of 50

About The Artwork:

"Call Of The Void" is a captivating black-and-white illustration that evokes a sense of mystery and intrigue. The central figures in the artwork are two crows, grasping a key with their claws. From the key dangles a fishing hook, adding a layer of enigmatic symbolism. The crows are adorned with blueberries, tied to their bodies with rope, and a fraying rope encircles their heads, creating a continuous loop.

Crows are often seen as messengers between the living and the dead. They symbolize transformation, intelligence, and the unknown. In "Call Of The Void," the presence of two crows may suggest a duality or partnership in facing the unknown, reinforcing the theme of transition and the mysteries that lie beyond.

The key in the crows' claws represents access, potential, and the unlocking of secrets. It can symbolize knowledge, opportunity, or the ability to open new doors and explore new possibilities. The fact that the key is held by the crows emphasizes their role as keepers of hidden knowledge or gateways to the unseen.

The fishing hook hanging from the key introduces a sharp, almost predatory element to the piece. It can symbolize entrapment, temptation, or the idea of being lured into something unexpected. The hook's connection to the key suggests that unlocking certain doors or seeking out new knowledge can come with risks or unforeseen consequences.

Blueberries, attached to the crows with rope, add another layer of meaning. Blueberries can symbolize vitality, growth, and the abundance of nature. In the context of this artwork, they may represent sustenance and the intertwining of life and death, given the crows' role as mediators between worlds.

The fraying rope encircling the crows' heads suggests fragility and the passage of time. It can symbolize the delicate balance between life and death, or the unraveling of fate. The circular motion of the rope indicates a continuous cycle, reinforcing the themes of life, death, and rebirth.

When combined, the symbolism in "Call Of The Void" creates a powerful narrative about the complexities of existence. The crows, as guardians of the key, suggest a journey into the unknown, where knowledge and discovery are intertwined with risk and temptation. The blueberries and rope highlight the connection between life, sustenance, and the inevitable passage of time. This artwork invites viewers to ponder the delicate balance between seeking knowledge and understanding the potential consequences of what they might uncover.

"It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed"
― Thomas Moore

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