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I did this piece as part of an art challenge, where I was supposed to make art about a specific person. This is for Bean.

The title/theme comes from Schiller's Ode to Joy:

Freude, schöner Götterfunken
Tochter aus Elysium,
Wir betreten feuertrunken,
Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!

The translation I first saw for this was:

Joy, bright spark of divinity,
Daughter of Elysium,
Fire-inspired we tread,
Thy sanctuary.

However, the word feuertrunken can be more literally translated as "drunk with fire". That phrasing always struck a cord with me -- just the thought of imbibing that most holy fire and becoming drunk with its energy, be it inspiration or illumination.

That's the kind of person Bean is.

Comments (1)


I don't know Bean but that's a *really* nice piece of art. :)

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