Nuit, The Sky Goddess. Also known as Nut, the Egyptian goddess of stars.
This was inspired by my trip to Egypt in 2010 and being in awe of the enormous representations of this deity. The painting took about 6 months to complete in mid 2018 to January of 2019. The painting consists of a multitude of stars that form the body of the ancient goddess. The original painting is available for sale here — https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Nuit-The-Sky-Goddess/717162/4678735/view
A detail of the process of painting this image can be viewed below
A photo of the towering columns within Karnak, the second largest ancient religious site in the world located in Luxor, Egypt. Photo taken in 2010 by Stevyn Llewellyn using a Nikon D90 using and 18-200mm lens.
A sculpture of an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh in the temple complex of Karnak Egypt, located in Luxor. Taken in 2010 with a Nikon D90, 18-200mm lens by Stevyn Llewellyn. Karnak is the second largest ancient religious site in the world, consisting of an ancient and massive temple complex.
The Silver Pavillion, also called Ginkaku-ji, and the temple of Shining Mercy photographed by Stevyn Llewellyn in Kyoto, 2013. This is a Zen Buddhist temple which was built in 1482 during the Edo Period in Japan, framed prints are available for purchase here.
A Photo of the famed Daibutsu (大仏; kyūjitai: 大佛) or Giant Buddha in Kamakura, Japan by Stevyn Llewellyn. Buy a print of it here.
This immense sculpture of the Amida Buddha Japan is nearly 50 feet tall and is located within the Todaiji temple grounds. The statue was cast in 1252 and was inside a large temple hall. The temple buildings were destroyed by typhoons and a tidal wave in the 14th and 15th centuries. Miraculously, the statue remained and has been in the open since 1495.