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Poseidons Rest by ou8nrtist2 Poseidons Rest by ou8nrtist2
This is one of my fantasy bed creations.
Art Nouveau Style forged steel bed frame.
It is an ode to Poseidon,the Greek God of the Sea (and earthquakes).He was also known as "Earthshaker".. There are chambered nautilus shells at the top of the headboard and in the center ,his symbol,the trident. It is configured here as queen size but is easily converted to king. The whole thing bolts together and is VERY STOUT and does not squeak.LOL
The central pattern of vertical bars in both the headboard and footboard were inspired by the remarkable Roman aqueducts, evidence of which is still extent across Europe.Not only their incredible skill but also their invention of concrete allowed the Romans to build some of the longest lasting structures of engineering in the world. Also their breakwaters for many seaports along the Mediterranean still protect and shelter to this very day. I can only feel even though the Romans co-opted the Greek Pantheon and so renamed Poseidon as NEPTUNE,that his reign as Lord of the Oceans continued unabated.
In keeping with the Mediterranean theme I choose the Art Nouveau Style to express my appreciation of the fantasy realm and felt this a fitting platform to inspire and engender the creativity I find in dreams.

Finally SOLD Christmas 2010
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DarthAlv Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Wow, just... Wow!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional
Thank you...
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crazed-fangirl Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not only is this stunning in its own right, I really appreciate all the symbolism you included.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional
I'm retrofitting it to a California King size because the neat guy that bought it is very tall. It's turning into a major operation but it's OK cause I like him(and his family)a lot.LOL.
When this goes out it will give me the (psychic)space to consider making another fantasy bed, maybe Gothic this time...
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Elnamis Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional
Thank you!
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Elnamis Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!
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jotunkid Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional
Thank you...
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mihoshigurl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
wow this looks like it took a lot of work...I love it :clap:
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