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Orphic Awakening by asage Orphic Awakening by asage
Orphic Awakening - egg tempera, casein & oil on wood - 11.5x18.4 inches - 2011-12.
This is one of my newest paintings - headliner for my solo show opening in Denver, CO at the Knew Conscious Gallery on Feb. 11th. Check out my website for more info! www.amandasage.com
If you're in the area come check out the show! My original painting 'Ana-Suromai' (lifting of the skirt piece) will also be on display (it's life size..:)

This is a self portrait and it is a prayer for the times to come... I have hope, I see the veils lifting and know that we are transcending into a golden era... it is time to set down the swords and dance... my locks represent matter & the past... I carry them with respect & reverence & look beyond as we evolve & learn to LOVE MORE....
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JCmyDrug Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
ΞxCΞLLΞ∩T job Heart I think I've fainted. 
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ParmidaMyLove Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Let me start off by saying that you truly are extremely talented and your artwork completely amazes me. I'm very interested on this specific kind of art, not because of "drugs" or because it looks "trippy" but because it just looks so intriguing and fascinating, but I just never could wrap myself around how to or even where to start if I wanted to paint something like this. I'm a 20 year old girl from Georgia that has a great imagination but just doesn't know where to star. I was just wondering if you had any uploads that were like this but only showed the first layer or halfway through, like I said I just don't know where to start... I draw but not like this. If you or anyone you'd know that could show me some examples or help a girl out I'd really appreciate it! Love your work and much love! 

-Parmida 
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GalaxyTapestry Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this at the forest! Your work is so amazing! Namaste <3 
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LooseMinded Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Once again, Briliant!
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:iconwihake:
Wihake Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
All of your work is amazing. Very profound and thought provoking. Arouses all the senses. Love it.
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:iconmistersali:
MisterSali Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
I don't even know what I could possibly type here that could even get into the realm of adequately describing the amazement that I am feeling staring at this piece of art. Bravo.... Bravo.
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aupre Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Digital Artist
wack
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souldelicious Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Love it love it beautiful
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:iconnicbloodgod:
nicbloodgod Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy mother of god!
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:iconmaiwa:
Maiwa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   General Artist
Awakening!
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:iconlucianfraser:
lucianfraser Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
There really is no limit to one's creativity. Mind bowing.
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MoiNoirMArie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great
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ConstanceVictoria Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
aMAZing!
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:iconuniversalvoice:
UniversalVoice Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Fantastic!
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lll528hzlll Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
home sweet home
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Flaherty56 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this piece. Very well done.
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Flaherty56 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this piece. Very well done.
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TheShadowQueen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
how long does it take you to make a painting like so?
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:iconbecoolman:
becoolman Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I can't even begin to explain how cool this is. Amazing.
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:iconimpaled-corpse:
Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
[link] Featured!
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:iconasage:
asage Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
<3
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magickalmoon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
as always I find your work to be amazing, the way that the line work just pulls you and moves the eye across the piece. I'm curious to know how you are using egg tempera and oils together. I've just started working in egg tempera myself, usually I work in oils but I'm finding that the tempera allows for better details and a very different quality of color.
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Calanthe-Uigenna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's the kind of piece that immediatly makes me want to paint. Well done.
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transient420 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, .... did i say WOW? amazing!
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Andrewmatzenger Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is sooooo damn badass and good. you put my work to shame! haha seriously thou fuckin badass
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GianniMiquini Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I absolutely adore your work. Your colors and lines are just phenomenal.
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature [link] :iconsoulcollectors: :hug:
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an-excerpt-of-h Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
obviously very alex gray inspired, no? WD.
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an-excerpt-of-h Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
sorry for the trite observation... i'm sure you already got quite a few of those responses. it's got its own, modern flavor, no doubt, which stands apart from his work. although some of the symbology seems older too... like the serpent and step pyramid tying in mesoamerican tropes (see Santayana).

anyway, very cool!
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an-excerpt-of-h Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
perhaps trope, in that sense, was incorrectly used. either way, what i meant was something while a powerful symbol in its time, still holds meaning, essence, or even power for those of us in modern time. whether that be subconscious and/or spiritual, based in a set of beliefs, or religious, or even just holding cognitive reference to historical aspects of the area from which the symbols arose.

hopefully thats more coherent! LOL. again, liking it a lot. and am happy for your feature, and the well deserved exposure it brings you.
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asage Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
hey thanks for ur comments!!! I do get a lot of people commenting on the similarity of my work with Alex Grey's work & for sure in ways I have been influenced by his work... I have also worked for many years with one of his mentors Ernst Fuchs, if you are not familiar with his work, I'd advise looking it up :) ....As for the symbolism, yes ancient symbols... they seem to be quite relevant to where we are now, as I feel time is folding in upon itself and reaching into our past is helping us understand the present & future... ?:) many of the symbols in my paintings including the messages within them come through subconsciously... it is fun to decipher to say the least ;)
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wongsl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
:D nice
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Inannaquest Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
I'm drawn in to the story that the image represents...
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:icondebranicity:
debranicity Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no words :sun: but had to comment anyway - thank you
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Fengsune Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
2 to 4 to 1, sharing breath with the exalted serpent, the egg of progression with a hidden last step... Bravo, just bravo.
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asage Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
thank you for 'seeing' :)
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:iconfengsune:
Fengsune Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I am grateful to have eyes. ^-^
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ZabbaZoom Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Woooooaaaah!
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Dakknay-Sade Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooooo, awesome! The dragon is a nice touch~
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asage Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
whell it tis the year of the black water rainbow dragon ;)
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makeo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
cool
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LinZywithaZ Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
This is beautiful. She looks like she's breathing, inhale exhale, listening and teaching. Great work.
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:iconjanhein:
janhein Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Wow! Fantastic!Amazing!Awsome!
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:icontheparanoid:
TheParanoid Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
super fantastic
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
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Jodi13Muse Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
this is amazing
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
Bravo!!! I must look at your other work!! :clap:
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IzgorCore Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
Amazing work.. Still can't belive that this is a traditional painting.. :wow:
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:iconasage:
asage Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I feel so honored that this got a DD... thank you everyone for your support!!!:)
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Algoroth Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Marvelous piece and great brushwork!!!! :clap: :chew:
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