HORN OF BABEL
39" x 50"
Limited Edition Giclee Canvas: 250
The horn resembles
the Tower of Babel- a symbol of human arrogance. According to the
Bible, the people conceived the idea of constructing a tower high
enough to reach heaven (or, possibly, to conquer it). Thus they wanted
to put themselves at the same level as God and were punished for it.
The Lord deprived them of their common language, and they could no
longer understand each other. The heritage of the collapsed Tower is a
lot of people who don’t understand each other and aren’t inclined to
come to an understanding. Using biblical legend, the artist develops
his own artistic concept. His Babel horn of plenty is a creating
rather than a destroying structure. It spills out on the coast over
other, more modest buildings- one- storied. But people living in
“horizontal” communities are known to be much more disposed to
communicate among themselves and understand each other than the
residents of the “vertical” apartment towers. Thus the horn of Babel
becomes a symbol of prosperity created by the post-Babel, newly
limited mankind populating new shores!