Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Ouroboros, monotype print, symbol of eternity.

































Ouroboros, the snake that swallows its tail, is emblematic of eternity.  He is the world serpent who circles the earth in his coils and represents the duality of existence and the eternal unity of all things.  As concept and symbol the Ouroboros exits in Egyptian and Greek myth, Christian Gnosticism and was a common myth of indigenous people of South America.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Kronos, Threshold Guardian

Kronos, painted steel Threshold Guardian, garden art.

Thresholds are boundaries between worlds.  They are liminal because they are neither here nor there, in or out. They represent end and they are beginning.  They may exist as physical boundaries, the wood or stone lintel at your feet, but are also embodiment of the worlds where the unconscious and awakened consciousness meet. They are time out of time.

Once upon a time I ran. I was fast enough to win some races.  What I remember best about those experiences were out of body movement towards a simple goal, a finish line. The guardian of the threshold was time himself.

I have been working on new interpretations of personal threshold guardians.  Above is my take on Kronos, “Father Time” (watches and clocks were once called chronographs). Kronos is for me the running man, embodiment of the race, our dance in time and my own experience of timelessness.
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Friday, August 23, 2019

Enki




































Enki, The Great One.  Also known as Ea in Babylonian mythology, Enki is the Sumerian god of water, knowledge, mischief and creation.  He's part if my series about Babylonian sky maps.  Enki is a mixed media rust print over panel.



Saturday, August 17, 2019

Exoressions Northwest Exhibition





































Expressions Northwest Exhibition.  David Sessions, Juror at Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend, Washington.  Aug.1 - Sept. 1.  Here are four of the five monotype prints I an fortunate to have in this thoughtful exhibit.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Greening




































This is my monotype print "The Greening".  I'm working on other images, subjects, but the Green Man keeps appearing!  Obviously he is emblematic of - A New Green Deal  
If we are to have a future it is imperative that we focus on mitigation of human impact on Earth's climate. Make Earth Green Again, MEGA!