End of Eden
End of Eden
52”H x 20”W
“End of Eden” will exhibit in “Reflectivity - Artists on Climate Change “ at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA, April - June, 2019.
This work was created collaboratively with artist John Lewis. It was part of the SAQA exhibit "Piecing Together a Changing Planet," which traveled to US National Parks 2016 - 2017.
Inspired by Hieronymous Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights" (c.1504) we depict the End of Eden. Once, water was abundant and the earth pristine. As the water flows down, in ever decreasing amounts, it passes imagery of the causes and results of global warming, We have depicted some of the same skewering of contemporary politicians and societal behaviors that Bosch used in his original work. Bosch's images of hellfire are juxtaposed to the remaining water - only a drop, not even enough to fill a thimble. The imagery is complex and detailed. Just like the issue of global warming.
In the beginning was the water, then mankind, then...?
This work is finished as an art quilt: fabric bound edge and fabric-backed. The back has a pocket and slat for hanging display.
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