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The Minotaur, Roby King Gallery, January Exhibit

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My Monotype "The Minotaur" will exhibit in Roby King Gallery on Bainbridge Island, January Jan 3 - Feb 2 with work from two other Vashon Island Artists, Susan Lowery and Pam Ingalls. Check us out!

Crete’s mythic history begins with the abduction by Zeus (as bull) of Europa, a princess of Phoenicia and a long swim to the shores of Greece's largest island.  With their union, Europa became the first queen of the island kingdom of Crete, powerhouse of the Aegeanand subsequently the namesake of Europe.  

When Minos, a descendant of Zeus and Europa, defeated his brothers to become King he prayed that Poseidon, God of the Aegean Sea who's waters surrounded Crete, send him a gift/sacrifice in recognition that his Kingship was divinely sanctioned, his prayers were answered (kind of).

Poseidon’s gift, a beautiful pure white bull, The Bull From The Sea, appeared as petitioned but Minos decided instead of sacrificing the bull to substitute another as tribute and kept the sacrificia…

VIVA Holiday Art Studio Tour

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It's the second weekend of the VIVA Holiday Art Studio Tour.  The VIVA Studio Tour is all about connecting to the artists who create in almost every conceivable medium on Vashon.  Here's a wonderful article from the Beachcomber about this years tour- Art for Everyone!
Welcome to Brian Fisher Studio, Stop #2  on the 2019 Holiday VIVA Art Studio Tour!

Sacred Circle EDEN & VIVA & VOV

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The 2nd weekend of the VIVA Art Studio Tour is December 14 & 15, 10-4.  Check out the 45, yes, 45 !!! studios and galleries on the 2019 Vashon Island Art Studio Holiday Tour!  My original digital print Eden (1/12), above, will be on exhibit in Brian Fisher Studio. #2 on tour.
I invite you to stop by and check out where I think and make and make ... more!  Here's a link to Jeff Hoyt's VOV, Voice of Vashon, interview with artist Pam Ingalls and with me.  It's all about why this VIVA tour and Vashon Island are so special!

Sacred Circle "Natchez"

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Sacred Circle "Natchez", original digital print. Visit Brian Fisher Studio, Studio #2, on the 2019 VIVA Holiday Art Studio Tour, Dec. 14-15, 10am-4pm to see "Natchez"!

From the whorls of our fingertips, the irises of our eyes, to our cells and the egg that gave each of us life, we are manifestations of the circle.

My print images about circle reflect the symbolic nature of the shape. Their names reference the sacred sites, temples, cathedrals that more often than not were built and built again upon ancient and already sacred sites.

My personal references for "Natchez" are the mounds, as seen from above, the Natchez Native Americans built as foundations for their temple structures on the lower Mississippi River and the Magnolia trees in blossom I saw for the first time when visiting that beautiful part of our world.

Kodama / VIVA Art Tour

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Brian Fisher Studio is stop # 2 on the VIVA Holiday Art Studio Tour December 7-8 & 14-15, 10am-4pm.  Come for the fun!

Kodama- Indigenous cultures around the world revered special trees or rocks or unique aspects of their homelands.  Japanese myth speaks of Kodama, deities who dwell within or among the trees and groves they protect. 
One of the oldest references to the Kodama is the book Wamuryorui Jyusho or Japanese Names for Things; written 931 – 938 CE.  In this dictionary Kodama are defined as spirits of the trees.
Early Japanese lore described the Kodama as either invisible or indistinguishable from trees but over time Kodama took on human aspect.  There are stories of Kodama falling in love with humans and assuming human shape to be with their beloved much like the Greek myths of Dryads, humans and gods.
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Vashon Island Art Studio Tour Holiday 2019

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Brian Fisher Studio is stop #2 on the 2019 Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour.  Check out all 45 tour studios and galleries at Vashon Art Tour featuring 120 plus artists!
This VIVA event is a fun and informative experience! Make a date with a friend, choose your route and experience Art on Vashon!