Month of Love

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Month of Love is a collaborative art project started by Kristina Carroll and over the past 3 years has featured artists posting work throughout February. Kristina gathered dozens of artists to create daily work all around themes of love. But love isn’t all candy hearts and naked cherubs, and Kristina’s roster of artists have taken these themes to create unique insights into all aspects of the human, and sometimes inhuman, heart.We selected our 9 favorite works from this year’s project and gathered them here for you the EDO collector. We love the breadth of voice represented here, and frankly we’d love to keep them all ourselves. We thought we would give you a chance first.

Big thank you to Kristina for all her work every year making the Month of Love (and the October Month of Fear) a must-watch art phenomenon. Thank you to the Month of Love art crew for contributing your work to EDO, and welcome to the EDO roster!

Without further ado, EDO ♥ MoL!

 


Lilith
5 x 7 
oil on illo board
Lilith
5 x 7 
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5 x 7 
oil on illo boardLilith
5 x 7 
oil on illo board

Lilith

by Kristina Carroll

5″ x 7″

Oil on illustration board. Framed.

Done for the 3rd annual Month of Love challenge on Monthofloveart.com. The challenge theme was “Forbidden Fruit”.

“Lilith” has always been one my favorite characters from ancient myth. (mainly hebrew, but versions of her seem to stem first from Sumeria)

The story is this:  Lilith was created before Eve out of the earth, like Adam, but refused to lay under him and was expelled from Eden. Depending on who you ask, she is either a goddess or mother of demons. Because love has so many dualities, I decided she should be both and neither.

$325 $325

Out of stock

 

Acrylic painting by Winona Nelson
Acrylic painting by Winona NelsonAcrylic painting by Winona Nelson

Carnal Knowledge

by Winona Nelson

Few stories have caused as much pain, grief, and violence as the one that says “Sex is wrong.”  Acrylic painting in antique frame.

Width: 7.5 inches
Height: 9.5 inches
Medium: acrylic
Surface: Illustration Board
Framed: Yes

$450 $450

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Pasiphae and the Bull by Jenna Kass
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Pasiphae and the Bull

by Jenna Kass

Done for Month of Love’s final theme: Forbidden Fruits. I thought of Greek Mythology immediately. Most of the occasions of bestiality in the myths happen to be Zeus in disguise – but the Cretan bull was no veiled god, there was no grace in store for Pasiphaë, and no hero’s journey for her child, the Minotaur.

Dimensions given reflect framed image.

Width: 11
Height: 11
Medium: pencil
Surface: paper
Framed: matted
Framed: Yes

$150 $150

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Tam Lin original drawing by Wylie Beckert
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Tam Lin

by Wylie Beckert

Original pencil/white charcoal drawing, illustrating the legend of Tam Lin for Month of Love 2014.

9×12″ (matted to 11×14)

$300

Pencil and white charcoal on tinted paper

$300 $300

Out of stock

 

Lancelot and Guinevere by Michael Manomivibul
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Lancelot and Guinevere

by Michael Manomivibul

Lancelot and Guinevere, bound together but held apart by duty and oath to their King.

A piece for the Month of Love art challenge.

Width: 12 inches
Height: 9 inches
Medium: ink
Surface: paper

$280 $280

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Month of Love: Love Thy Neighbor
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Kin

by Carly Mazur

“Love Thy Neighbor”, neighbors to me, no doubt, include our animal brethren, and deserve as much love and respect as we can give. Month of Love 2015’s week one challenge.

Width: 5"
Height: 7"
Medium: acrylic
Medium: oil
Surface: board
Framed: Yes

$400 $400

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Month of Love: Forbidden Fruit
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Unattainable

by Carly Mazur

On the internet there is a gross level of standards towards women, as if the female gender has become a mythical creature of beauty obtainable only through photoshop. Scrutiny is at an all time high.

Month of Love 2015’s theme Forbidden Fruit.

Width: 5"
Height: 7"
Medium: acrylic
Medium: oil
Surface: board
Framed: Yes

$400 $400

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Month of Love: 69 Love Songs
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Long Forgotten Fairytale

by Carly Mazur

The song I chose is “Long Forgotten Fairytale”. The song (my interpretation, at least) is about abusive relationships and the Stockholm syndrome that often manifests in the abused towards their abuser.

That and I just love new wave. Don’t judge me.

Month of Love 2015’s theme 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields.

Width: 7
Height: 5
Medium: acrylic
Medium: gold leaf
Medium: graphite
Medium: oil
Medium: silver leaf
Surface: board
Framed: Yes

$300 $300

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Blood Diamond

by Shannon Knight

“Blood Diamond”
6 x 8 inches
watercolour, gouache, and acrylic on paper

This piece was completed for Month of Love 2015, for the theme “Diamonds” – a reflection on the ethical ramifications of the diamond industry.

This painting comes framed and ready to hang. Frame is available in black or white.

$250 $250

In stock

 

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