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Charon - Door to a World of Dreams Book Sculpture by MalenaValcarcel Charon - Door to a World of Dreams Book Sculpture by MalenaValcarcel
Charon - Door to a world of dreams.

This Sculpture can be found on sale in my shop.

In Greek mythology, Charon is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. A coin to pay Charon for passage, usually an obolus or danake, was sometimes placed in or on the mouth of a dead person. Those who could not pay the fee, or those whose bodies were left unburied, had to wander the shores for one hundred years. In the catabasis mytheme, heroes – such as Heracles, Orpheus, Aeneas, Dante, Dionysus and Psyche – journey to the underworld and return, still alive, conveyed by the boat of Charon.

The door represents the entry to a world of dreams, in this case, a dream to the World of Charon.

The whole Sculpture has been made by cutting, folding and glueing the pages of a Spanish book to create this Scene. 

The Led light is operated with a switch and it runs with a 3V coin battery easy to change when necessary.

It has hard covers and it measures 30cm. x 22cm.
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:iconchaosameise:
Chaosameise Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
This is so cool 
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claybeast Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Your work is fantastic!
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!!
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Jay-R-Took Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is so wonderful! The boat and the lantern are magnificent!
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Jay. This one is my favourite, I just love it :)
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UrielReyes Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Photographer
Wow...
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Suixere Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
asdfghj so lovely! The light captures everything so well!!! Very beautiful! :iconsomoeplz:
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Suixere Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
You're welcome!! :iconexcitedsmileplz:
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:iconmisspoe:
MissPoe Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES I love this! O_O
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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:iconzimmyrose:
ZimmyRose Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:O
Woah.
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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:iconzimmyrose:
ZimmyRose Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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D3L30N3 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
So beautiful! :)
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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NXcamera Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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segura2112 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Love this, if only I had the money...  Thank You
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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:iconlogicinwonderland:
LogicinWonderland Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Wow, this is really cool!
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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:iconalodix:
Alodix Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Extraordinary ! You've got nimble fingers !!
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much Alodix :)
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mbnn1079 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Very cool!
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconxavius-windsong:
Xavius-Windsong Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very impressive!

Is it digital, or did you hand-make this? I can't really tell
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. No, it is not digital and yes, I handmade it :)
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:iconxavius-windsong:
Xavius-Windsong Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is AWESOME

You have some truly serious talent. How did you make the lighting?
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much :). The light is LED and I placed it inside the lantern.
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Phantagrafie Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amaziiiing!
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Shelly1234 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
This is beautiful =) I love how the light gives an eerie otherworldly dream-like feel to the piece =D
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:iconmalenavalcarcel:
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Shelly :), yes, I agree, the shadows on the wall give the sculpture a dream-like feel.
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Shelly1234 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
No worries, it is a beautiful piece, I like the Greek mythology subject matter. I look forward to seeing more of your work =D
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