Shadowness - kurtmorris Kurt Morris Rojas is an Artist | Designer from the beautiful province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines.Currently studying a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art... en Lumabet <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Lumabet | Kurt Rojas The word “Lumabet”, is the name of the God of the sky in Bagobo mythology who has lived for ninety seasons. When Lumabet was born, he could talk even if he was just one day old. The people believe that he was sent by Manama (the Supreme Being). When he was a young man, he had a fine dog that guides him in hunting the white deer. Every time he goes hunting, he had only one banana and camote with him for food. When night came, he planted the skin of the bananas and camote, so that in the morning he had ripe bananas and camotes to eat. Lumabet and his companions followed the direction of the white deer until they caught it after they had gone around the world nine times. Lumabet was so old when they caught the deer. One day, Lumabet invited the people to see him and told his people to kill his father. The people obeyed his command, and then Lumabet took off his headband and waved it over the dead and he at once was alive again. He did this over and over again until the eighth time his father was small like a baby boy. Everyone now believes Lumabet was like a God. One morning diwata Tigyama and other spirits came and talked to Lumabet. He then invited his people to come over his small house, everyone entered and by surprise there was plenty of room for them and then he told everyone that all who believed that he was powerful could go with him but all who wouldn’t come will turn into animals and buso. Lumabet together with his people went to the place where the earth and the sky meet like how a man opening and closing his jaw. Lumabet commanded the sky to move up and let them pass, but the sky refused to obey. At last, Lumabet promised the sky that if he let others go through, he might try to catch the last to pass. Agreeing to this, the sky opened and people entered. But when near the last the sky shut down so suddenly and caught not only the man, but also the bolo of the next to the last man. On the same day, Lumabet’s son was hunting and didn’t know his father had gone to the sky. He was so tired of chase he wanted to go to his father, so he leaned an arrow against the century old baliti tree and sat down on it. Slowly it went down and carried him to his father’s town but could find no people. Sorrowful son of Lumabet didn’t know what to do until white bees came to him and said: “You must not cry, for we can take you to the sky where your father is.” And the bees flew away with him until they reached the sky. Although everyone who followed Lumabet lived in full contentment in the sky, there was one who was very unhappy and kept on looking at down on the land below. He always begged to be allowed to go back home. Finally Manama told the spirits to allow him to go, so they made a chain made of the leaves of the karan grass and tied it to his legs. They let him down slowly upside down and as he reached the ground he was no longer a man but an owl. *Possible critical symbolism used: - All Seeing Eye = As Manama’s omniscient through Lumabet - Triangles = Male, Mountain, Above, Father Facebook: Tumblr: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:39:56 -0500 Banua Mebuyan <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Banua Mebuyan | Kurt Rojas Mebuyan is the underworld Goddess of Bagobo and Manobo mythology. Before she was named as Mebuyan, she was only known as Tube’ka Lumabet (sister of Lumabet). It is written that Mebuyan’s refusal to go with Lumabet up into the heaven started the mortality of man. Their quarrel didn’t stop until Mebuyan sat down on the big rice mortar and said to Lumabet, “Now I am going down below the earth, down to Gimokudan. Down There I shall begin to shake that lemon tree. Whenever I shake it, somebody up the earth will die. If the fruit shaken down is ripe then an old person will die on earth, but if a green fruit falls, the one to die will be young.” She poured the rice into the mortar as a sign that the people should die and go down to Gimokudan. As she descended down to the underworld she now became the chief of the town called Banua Mebuyan (Mebuyan’s Town), where she takes care of all the dead babies, and gives them milk from her breasts. Mebuyan is so ugly to look at, her whole body is covered with breasts which all nursing the children. They remain there with Mebuyan until they became strong and stop taking milk from her breasts. All the spirits move down to Mebuyan’s town and bathe them in the waves of a black river, this pamalugu (bathing) is for the purpose of making the spirits feel at home, so they will not turn away and go back to their own bodies and they could go on their way to a tiresome journey to their families in Gimokudan, where they can get rice and live well. *Possible critical symbolism used: -The All-seeing eye of Mebuyan as the Goddess of the underworld -Upside down triangles – Female, Mother, Underworld Facebook: Tumblr: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:41:22 -0500 Drowned by Revenge <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />“Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell.” ― Walter Scott, The Heart of Midlothian Facebook: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:41:35 -0500 Gorillex <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Facebook: Sat, 31 May 2014 10:20:49 -0400 Fallen <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Title: Fallen Done with Adobe Photoshop CS5 Facebook: Shadowness: Thu, 15 May 2014 07:57:40 -0400 Heart of the Ocean <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Title: Heart of the Ocean Done with Adobe Photoshop CS5 Facebook: Shadowness: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:55:38 -0500 Royal Heart <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />I suppose to give you a bouquet of real roses but I said to myself one day all of those will turn to gray. I picked up my tools and started to paint a royal heart and rose embraced by loyalty and love like a mysterious loving knight kneeling to protect his princess. An Artwork for my Girl. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 20:53:06 -0500 Silver Lion <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Title: Silver Lion Zoofari Series by Kurt Morris Rojas Facebook: Shadowness: Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:39:01 -0500 Diamond <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Title: Diamond (close up) Done with Adobe Photoshop CS5 Facebook: Shadowness: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:11:38 -0500 Emerald <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Title: Emerald Done with Adobe Photoshop CS5 Facebook: Shadowness: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 03:31:05 -0400