Atticus, The Green Man of Attica
The mythic Green Man represents a union of humanity and the vegetative world. He is the sacrificial human conduit and connection to the plant cycle of birth, reproduction, revitalization and resurrection. Known by many names, through time and a spectrum of cultures, including but not limited to: Dionysos, Orpheus, Osiris, Adonis, Cernnunos, Khidir etc… he is the god born to sacrifice and through his union with the goddess to be born again. Historically, his seasonal incarnation was worshiped locally. My print Atticus (man of Attica) celebrates the area of Greece that includes the region centered on the Attic peninsula that projects into the Agean Sea , encompass ing the city of Athens, capital of Greece. Atticus is the first of many Collograph images I have made to celebrate The Green Man.