Thursday, August 4, 2011

Collage of the Seven Deadly Sins. Animal Version

I have been having a bit of time out with a few photography groups and one of the themes presented recently was to submit seven photos representing each of the seven deadly sins.

I went over to wikipedia where I found seven animals depicting these seven vices.

After submitting the photos found in various albums of my personal photos, I uploaded the photos plus two more, I did not use originally and made this collage.

There is a link above if you wish to read about these Vices.


I found another list very relevant to our modern times and it is purported to have been compiled by Mohandas Gandhi.  An insightful and very compelling list, I have copied it and pasted it below for you to read.

The seven deadly sins, each represented by an animal ( Toad= avarice; snake = envy; Lion= wrath; Snail = sloth; Pig = gluttony; Goat = lust; Peacock = pride).


Gandhi's Seven Deadly Sins

Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi, one of the most influential figures in modern social and political activism, considered these traits to be the most spiritually perilous to humanity.

  • Wealth without Work
  • Pleasure without Conscience
  • Science without Humanity
  • Knowledge without Character
  • Politics without Principle
  • Commerce without Morality
  • Worship without Sacrifice


The words above seem to me to fit our present world perfectly.

Milli 11


  1. Very cool Milli, you've changed them a bit haven't you? What are those sins top left and bottom right and left?

  2. I changed them in Photobucket Mia. Sorry that you could not see those explanations before.
    LOL The text was black. I think now you will understand it better if you did not view the Wiki Link.

  3. Very cool.
    Gandhi's words are so revenant today.
    Great job and very interesting....

  4. To answer the rest of your questions. The peacocks tails are top left and bottom right and bottom left is a might proud goat sitting in his shed.
    The photos are more symbolic now than before and quite abstract..

  5. Thanks Sue. Actually the Words by Gandhi for me are more apt for this day and age that the originals.

  6. A very percetive view of the modern world by Gandhi.

  7. Now your guilty...
    of makin me smoke.....
    as the rusty gears of my brain turn....

  8. I think i know where those pigs are from...

  9. Thanks Mitch. There is much wisdom in his words.

  10. LOL come on Peter you are the original arm chair philosopher and this must be ringing true for you too!

  11. You certainly do know Lyn.
    Join me some time for a shot when you are over.

  12. Love your collaged effects, well done.
    I'm interested in what software you used for the image manipulation?
    I've had PhotoShop, Paint Shop Pro (do you know, my stubborn DH denies I ever had them?)
    and now only have Picasa 3. I'm always on the lookout for something useful.


    May I say how intriguing are Ghandi's "spiritually perilous traits" are?
    Have taken a copy-n-paste for a wall poster in-home.

    EDIT: Just read you used PhotoBucket. Ignore that question.8-)

  13. My next visit may be during the September school break, so hoping for nicer weather, company to photograph with and some interesting subjects...

  14. Thanks Lynne. The quote is a gem of wisdom for our times. I am glad I happened across it too.
    Go experience some of the creative elements of photobucket. You will enjoy them I am sure.

  15. Thanks Lynda. A bit different I know but these days I am enjoying many facets of my photography, including this creative element I have shared above.

  16. Excellent collection Milli. I appreciate you for this great collection. Keep it up this good work.

  17. What you have created is a beautiful work of art. You should mat and frame this and then enter it into a photography competition. Seriously!

  18. Creative, artistic, beautiful! Very interesting that half of the peacock's body! Not easy to pick up and say 'it's my favourite'... All those are!