Horses of Mesopotamia
48″ X 36″
acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
I consider this painting a “breakthrough” in that it is a dramatic interfacing of historical esthetic awareness. The colors and the figurative elements recall the lapis and shell inlay of the Sumerian “Standard of Ur” in the British Museum, while at the same time the deep blues and glowing reds are consonant with 13th century French stained glass windows. The “writing” around each blue rectangle might be interpreted to be cuneiform, early Greek, or from a vanished culture.