Dated: late Pre-Classic to Terminal Classic Period (250 BCE - 900 AD)
Provenance: Central America
Measurements: 35.5 cm x 4.7 cm
This obsidian sword is made on a very large and narrow struck flake that has a rounded edge. The integral handle that might have been wrapped in leather for a better grip. This weapon would have been employed in a stabbing attack rather than slicing.
Obsidian and pearls fusion dance into snowflake obsidian! 💕💕🌙⭐️ Obsidian would love to fuse with Pearl because she likes to feed on that insecurity and lonliness Pearl has inside! Snow is a big pessimist and pretty mentally unstable but pearls insecurities and obsidians controlling nature keeps them together and makes for a strong fusion! (Not a very healthy one tho!)
There is this one memorable e-mail from one of the foreign fan, may be a Korean resident in America. She said that she grew up as imagining herself as a princess from a fairy tale. But one day, she realized that she couldn’t be a princess because she was an Asian. Eventually she stopped imagining being one.
So when she saw my pictures which Asian princess were wearing Hanbok, she started to cry. :’-( She was pregnant when writing this e-mail, and she thought this baby will not have to stop imagining being one of the princesses after she comes to world. Ever since that day, I think of this episode occasionaly and realize that it was a great thing that I started drawing pictures.
그러고보니 또 하나 당시에 동화시리즈 보신 해외 분이 보내온 메일중에 기억에 참 남는 게 있다. 미국 교포이신 것 같은데, 어릴 때 자신이 동화 속 공주라고 상상하면서 놀았지만 어느순간 ‘나는 동양인이라서 공주가 될 수 없겠지'하고 그만두셨다고…
그래서 내 그림 속의 한복입은 동양인 공주들을 보고 우셨다고 한다 ㅜㅜ 메일 쓰실 때 임신중이셨는데, 태어날 아이는 더이상 상상을 멈추지 않아도 되겠구나,하고 생각하셨다고 한다. 그 얘기를 떠올릴 때마다 그림을 그리길 참 잘했구나 하는 생각이 든다.