Thursday, March 5, 2009

"I Saw My Shadow and Made Her My Wife"



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Artist Bridgitte Montgomery
Title “I Saw My Shadow and Made Her My Wife“
Medium Oil on canvas 48x24

"I embrased my shadow as a wife" is a passage from an ancient Egyptian story about the history of creation. The book is titled, “The Book of Knowing the Evolution.”
Artist, Bridgitte Montgomery depicts the ancient story as seen through her imagination. Los Angeles based artist Bridgitte Montgomery retrieves most of her creative ideas through an approach that is deeply rooted in African traditions: meditation, dreams, and intuition. In the tradition of the Symbolist, this painting is designed to preserve ancient symbolism, spirituality, and alchemy. She has attended The California Institute of the Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a art psychotherapy workshop at Loyola Marymount University‘s graduate department of Marriage and Family Therapy.