Ballyconnell , Ireland
14.000 x 14.000 inches
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Peacable Kingdom No.2
Painting - Watercolour Painting
Metaphorical watercolour painting of organic shapes and forms, Besides many birds and human images if you look closely you will find fish, a penguin, a snail, a fox, two hares, a hedgehog, a frog and the owl. This painting imagines humans and animals, flora and fauna, transcending physical barriers and differences, living together in peace and harmony.
.. .... . . . . . . .. The most famous of "Peaceable Kingdom "paintings were by American folk painter Edward Hicks ( 1780 -1849) a distinguished minister of the Society of Friends, who became a Quaker icon because of his paintings. Hicks depicted humans and animals to represent the idea of breaking down differences between individuals to working and living together in peace
Extract from ESKIMO SONG
". In the very earliest time,
when both people and animals lived on earth,
a person could become an animal if he wanted to
and an animal could become a human being.
Sometimes they were people
and sometimes animals
and there was no difference.
All spoke the same language"
April 24th, 2013
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