CONSUMED BY PASSION; SEDUCED BY WEALTH

Sometimes, I go toe to toe with myself over the reason why I wanted to become an artist. Is it for the money, or the love of the craft? Ultimately, I decided that I could have both...but then I thought about what if the concept of love and money were personified into goddesses? Thus this series of works was born. Tamani is the love goddess (also goddess of passion because they go together (red hair), Ziva is the wealth goddess (green hair). The symbol shown here is an Intertwined-Dollar Sign - Heart  to represent both entities simoultaneously.

Z-Note
Z-Note

Goddess Ziva on a 1 million dollar bill

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Clash of the Divines
Clash of the Divines

Frustration with this series ensues at this point. So, I had to different energies going against each other in a war match

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Spread Your Love
Spread Your Love

A pinup style illustration of a cupid like Tamani spreading her good love

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Side by Side
Side by Side

The two goddess beauties Tamani and Ziva side by side in a pinup style illustration

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Emblem
Emblem

The Symbol of Wealth and Love Intertwined on a plaque- like surface ornamented with gold flourishes along its hexagonal border.

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3 Sides of tamani
3 Sides of tamani

A study of Tamani in 3 different poses.

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The Ones that Got Away
The Ones that Got Away

An ode to the women in my life that I wished it worked out with. This is the final acrylic painting version. As an artist showing growth, I'm pretty happy with how this came out.

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The Ones that Got Away (study)
The Ones that Got Away (study)

An ode to the women in my life that I wished it worked out with but it didn't. This is only a study in Photoshop. There will be a painting version as well.

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Twin Flames
Twin Flames

Some video game swag.. I was inspired by Zelda and how they have different colored items of the same thing. Thus i made a red flame and blue flame with the Intertwined Dollar Sign Heart Symbol.

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For  more info on Tamani & Ziva, click  here