Gaia Series + Hieronymous Bosch


In Greek mythology, Gaia also spelled Gaea, is the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess. Her equivalent in the Roman pantheon was Terra. I chose this title for the series because this artwork is in relation to Earth and climate change. At the time of this series being formed, I viewed Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary, "Before the Flood", and was struck by its consistent reference to a painting by Hieronymus Bosch, a triptych altarpiece, The Garden of Earthly Delights.  I was also reading about the Gaia Hypothesis. Both visual and textural sources influenced this imagery.  On further note, I find it fascinating that a reproduction of a painting created over 500 years ago can be contextualized and referenced towards today's realities about climate change.  Bravo. As one of DiCaprio's earliest memories a reproduction of The Garden of Earthly Delights was hung above his crib.  Whether you believe in it's religious significance, fact, fiction, prophecy, science, whatever, watch, see + decide for yourself.  This series Gaia is about the landscape, possible changes in color + form, perspective, small shifts in reality.  


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