Redemptive Ideas 

2016

Acrylic and Ink on Canvas

110x150 cm

Redemptive Ideas

Mesopotamian mythology features several myths strongly resembling the story of Noah’s Ark, all sharing a common theme: a human is chosen by the ancient gods to save his people from a coming flood that would engulf the world, by housing them in a rescue vessel. This has always been a recurrent narrative in Mesopotamia where the Tigris and Euphrates occasion frequent storms and overflows. In recent years, however, the myth has turned into a bitter reality. Those who consider themselves chosen, invite people to follow their beliefs as a refuge from deluges they have brought about. But eventually each creed clashes with the others and these colliding vessels can only cause destruction. Meanwhile, the followers mean nothing more than worthless beasts, as they could even turn on their own fellow believers.