A Jewel on a Thread Held Loosely
Unframed stretched canvas
Based on the Raven Creator mythology,
this version holds onto our very delicate and
fragile existence. Human behavior may assist
or hinder the durability of that single thread.
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Affirmation of Life
SIZE 18x24 inches
Stipple, mixed media on 100% cotton rag paper
Adam is represented accepting the apple from the tree of knowledge, causing a lightning flash of curiosity and dawning of understanding about the human place in the universe.
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Copper plate etching on cotton rag paper, framed
More ancient than the accounts of Eve are the stories from the Middle East about Ishtar. The land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers was thought to be the most fertile, beautiful of all creation.
Apple tales pop up in many cultures, usually as a symbol of knowledge or long life.They were the objects of quests. Sometimes the apples grew in solid gold. This is my interpretation and a blend of several ancient stories.