Joined: Aug 21, 2011
From: the OC
|Posted: 2014-02-26 5:32 pm  Permalink|
On 2014-02-26 16:31, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
It tugs at the heart strings......
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art website,
"During the primordial creation period, the sun, who formerly lived on earth, first carved a slit gong (a large musical instrument). As he did so, the chips of wood from the slit gong came to life as yipwon spirits, who lived with him in the men's ceremonial house. One day, when the sun was away, the spirits killed one of his male relatives and danced around his body. Hearing the noise, the sun's mother, the moon, turned around and saw what the yipwon had done. Terrified at being caught, the yipwon fled into the ceremonial house, where they stretched themselves out against the back wall, turning into wood images. Enraged by their act, the sun ascended into the sky, leaving the yipwon on earth to serve as patron spirits of hunting and warfare.
Yipwon images portray both external and internal features of the spirits. Although highly stylized, the head and single leg appear relatively naturalistic in comparison with the central section of the body, which consists of a series of opposed, concentric hooks depicting the ribs, surrounding a central element representing the heart."
I like to think the heart is at the point of the matter!
"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
[ This Message was edited by: Whoseyrtiki 2014-03-02 14:14 ]