The work of all together 4 years (2009-2012) – the triptych ???Mystical Birds of Ancient Kuzhebar??? is finished now.
It is pyrography on wood with carved elements
Kuzhebarian tales say about three mystical birds, who are providers of different power-sorces. For mortals, however, the birds were dangerous and indifferent at the same time. One of them symbolizes darkness, another light and the third one wisdom.
Kuzhebarian people believed that each of these birds come to each person one time a life and everybody has to choose with which of them to be connected. People give their emotions, intentions and thoughts like food to the birds and birds provide them a power they have. One gives the power to complain or to be angry, another the power to be joyful and to laugh, and the third one provides access to wisdom and omniscience.
Julia Surba on work
Khubonannuh is a protecting spirit of a small island in Gulf of Siam of the South China Sea.
The legends say that this spirit is very big and its body enrings the island like a snake. The head of Khubanannuh is on the western part of the… island and its tail goes to the sea, creating boarders of its posessions – the protected living zone for people, animals and plants. In the morning one can see strange traces on the sand of the seashore. People say it is Khubanannuh coming out of the sea to check its land.
Khubanannuh is very kind to all beengs of the island but can be very dangerous for those who come with bad intentions. Last time Khubonnanuh has a new duty – to protect the island against commercial tourism and the spirit seems to be really competent in it.:)
1) We’re happy to inform you about new album release of Nadishana – Gorelik duo "Asymmetric beauty". Innovative acoustic fusion of jazz and ethnic music. It’s available as DVD video, CD audio or Mp3 album and it’s also released on iTunes. Featuring two special guests: well known european musicians David Kuckhermann and Raphael DeCock.
2) There’s major update on out ethnic instruments store. New instruments available:
3) Nadishana Trio (Nadishana – Shehan – Metz) CD "Far&Near"
is ready and will be out in a couple of weeks:)
Pyrography & Henna Art by Julia Surba is to see till the 2-nd of September 2010 at Artful Henna exhibition in gallery "ART NOT TERMINAL" 2045 Westlake Avenue Seattle, WA 98121, USA
exhibition pictures are taken by Jeanie Lewis
at the 7-th of August 2010 in the gallery "ART NOT TERMINAL" (USA) takes the start the exhibition Artful Henna. In the exhibition take part artists, whose art is influenced by henna painting.
Artwork of Julia Surba will be also presented there, including the last one, which was specially created for the exhibition ???
Shoul Khymat Dancers
Most relevant translation of Shuol Khymat term is Photosynthesis Dance (capturing-solar-energy dance)
Shuol Khymat were usually celebrated in Ancient Kuzhebar twice a year at spring (Ashuol Khymat) and at autumn (Yshuol Khymat). Ancient Kuzhebar people considered the sun as a source of the great power, which can be used in various ways. Their method of solar energy utilization is very similar to the description of photosynthesis process. We think it s connected with their belief that human and plant worlds are not separated, more than humans are partly plants. It might be said that kuzhebar people had a peculiar knowledge about what we call now photosynthesis and vitamin D fixation.
pyrography on wood, 2010
The Kuzheshu-Fish was often honoured with special songs in Ancient Kuzhebar. When somebody wanted to know something about relatives or friends who were far away, he sang a question-song to Kuzheshu.
Kuzheshu-Fish knew everything what had even happen under or above the earth. It lived in water and all secrets and mysteries, which were kept in rivers, lakes, seas and oceans, in ground waters and waterfalls, in rain, fog, steam and even in tears of? humans and animals were for it easy accessible.
Price from 110 EUR (depending on artwork amount). Made by request. Available at our ethnic store now.
Flute decoration consists of fertility symbols and symbols connected with the ritual of Kuzhebar people called Shuol Khymat.
Shuol Khymat were usually celebrated twice a year ??? at spring (Ashuol Khymat) and at autumn (Yshuol Khymat). Ancient Kuzhebar people considered the sun as a source of the great power, which can be used in various ways. Their method of solar energy utilization is very similar to the description of photosynthesis process. We think it???s connected with their belief that human and plant worlds are not separated, more than humans are partly plants. It might be said that kuzhebar people had a peculiar knowledge about what we call now photosynthesis and vitamin D fixation.
Most relevant translation of ???Shuol Khymat??? term is Photosynthesis Dance (capturing-solar-energy dance)
Unfortunately the complete ritual is lost, but we had used some elements of it which are still extant. Normally the ritual had to take place in a very sunny day. It was accompanied by playing on overtone flute and by special movements. Ancient kuzhebar people believed that flute sounds in combination with special dance help to capture the solar energy in a most efficient way.
Old Kuzhebar legends tell about courageous travellers, who took risks to travel through different reality tunnels, so they could see other worlds which were different from one we usually know. Sometimes these travellers brought some objects from the visited worlds or they tried to depict them. The images were used by them to get into the world they liked again.
Here are Three Magic Windows into three different worlds ???reconstructed??? by Julia Surba.