Stonecarving – “When Nyx draws her cloudy cloak…”

“When Nyx draws her cloudy cloak, and steps with winged feet…” Phyllis Mahon 2015

Portland stone 30 x 22 x 2.5 inches / 76 x 56 x 6 cm
Portland stone 30 x 22 x 2.5 inches / 76 x 56 x 6 cm
Asleep to dream...
Asleep to dream…

Originally started on my theme of “Waiting for the angel…” this is an image inspired by sleeping, dreaming, angels, love and memory which shows the goddess Nyx, with winged arms and feet, as a small figure stepping into a sleeping woman’s hair. Her wings fly out into clouds like a cloak being drawn behind her. To fit in with my current landscape paintings, there is a suggestion of an open field and horizon…

The horizon behind her...
The horizon behind her…
Stepping detail & winged feet
Stepping detail & winged feet

I’ve used my favourite ‘multiple’ tool on her hair and on the bed clothes around the sleeping woman to create flowing lines and pattern on her ‘bed clothes’ …

Pattern detail photographed at night for better contrast...
Pattern detail photographed at night for better contrast…

Nyx_4 copy

Signed & dated bottom right 2015
Signed & dated bottom right 2015
Carving tools and brush
Carving tools and brush
Carving in August
Carving in August
Nyx - little sleep goddess
Nyx – little sleep goddess

I’ve been working on this stone-carving throughout August and finished it on 9th September 2015.

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