Monday, October 31, 2011

"Playing Through The Veil"

Legend (or modern invention) has it that there exists an obscure musical genre known as "funerary violin", active in Europe in the 19th century, and eventually extinguished by the Church.

Funerary violinists would compose haunting music, and play not only at the burial, but would remain at the deceased's gravesite through the night, playing their souls into the afterlife...

Legend or not (you can read more about it here), I found the concept so beautiful, and so compelling, it had to become art. And what better day than October 31st - when the veil between worlds is thinnest - to complete such a piece? ;)

The etching shown above - this month's EHAG Emporium offering - is a scratchboard; a black, inked board, etched with literally tens of thousands of lines. Some artists use a pin or etching tool - I prefer the finer line of an exacto blade.

The piece measures 5" x 7", and is priced at $125, with shipping in the U.S. included. It is unframed, but would look amazing "floating" on a white ground, with a gothic, black frame. UPDATE ~ SOLD ~

Thanks for taking a peek, and please email me at with questions or to purchase. ♥


Tammie Lee said...

wonderful post, i loved hearing about this and music is one of the more etheric things we do, so i can see how it would be a tool for the veil. Your piece is wonderful, congratulations on selling it!

LYNDY WARD said...

Wonderful post & beautiful art work.

I love knowing that the veil between the living & spiritual world is lifted. AND on All Hallows' Eve at the stroke of midnight you can hear whispering in the wind...


XOXOs, >^..^<

mirsini's creations said...

This is sooo beautiful Carolee!!!!! Wonderful story behind this amazing paint!!!!!!
You are an amazing artist!!!!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Lovely art, and I love the sentiment behind it. Stunning!

maddyrose said...

Beautiful etching and a most interesting bit of information.

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Very cool piece! :-)