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Sketch Fest #55 starts in: 6 days 14 hours and 3 minutes! (September 26-28!)
Salem Prayer by Anon

Salem Prayer
by Anon

Prompt: The Salem Witch Trials
prompted by: Lindsay Nucera, during Sketch Fest #9 (January, 2011)

A little explanation is needed for this one: During the trials, one of the tests that the accused witches were to take is to say the Lord's prayer without stammering or getting any of the words wrong. If they didn't succeed, they were said to have the devil in them and were hanged. The hands on the woman in the finished piece will be a lot bigger and an exact copy of the very famous "praying hands" piece of art by I forget who, and I would like the accusers listening to her dressed in the habits of the day, with the tall hats with buckles on, heels on shoes, basically the clothes that we tend to associate with witches. This subject means a lot to me, because through the ages strong pioneering, intelligent women have been martyred because they didn't fit into a society which was obviously too stupid for them. Whenever you see a stereotypical witch, or celebrate halloween, please give them a thought.


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Coriander Detwiler says: Such a deep and strong piece. :) ~ Reply?

Carole Graham says: A very emotive sketch. Look forward to seeing the finished piece. I think the hands you are referring to are by Albrecht Durer. ~ Reply?


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