Seven Sisters: Aswan Garden #2
Cornwall's work aims to ask questions. He uses images to explore ideas around culture and our relationship with nature, and our long history of cultivation. Many of his influences include contemporary graphic realism, street art, and old comics, complimenting mystery factors, often mirroring timeless depictions of pop culture. Each piece depicts an analysis of our obsession with beauty, age, and change.
- Much of Kestin Cornwall's new body of work is inspired by The Epic of Gilgamesh. The Epic is regarded as one of the earliest surviving great literature and dates back 5,000 years. It reflects the myths and stories told in ancient Sumeria. The report describes a trial of strength and the relationship between women, men, and nature. The hero's goal of the mythic journey is to find the knowledge to restore balance in his community. Often, this culmination of awareness is held by or embodied in a female character the hero encounters. In Gilgamesh's ancient tale, women represent great wisdom and power and address the risk of temptation and ruin. In the Epic, a woman is the most significant aid to the hero since she can provide him with the information he requires to change himself and his world. It is through the woman that the hero understands himself and his quest.
Acrylic ink, acrylic paint on a custom made 42" circular wood panel. 12”X12”
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