Eve and the Tree of Knowledge – 20/100 of 2013

Eve and the Tree of Knowledge - oil on canvas 100x80 cms
Eve and the Tree of Knowledge – oil on canvas 100×80 cms

This is my tongue-in-cheek take on the Genesis story. I think it fits into my mythological series. I guess some people won’t like it because they feel that mythological stories from the Abrahamic tradition should be privileged. Obviously, I don’t think that.

The fact that the fruit of the tree of knowledge (of good and evil) is traditionally depicted as an apple strikes me as odd. It seemed to me it should be a book. Books are where we get our most dangerous and exciting ideas. And there’s nothing more dangerous than letting women get their hands on books, is there? Next thing, they start getting uppity.

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19/100 of 2013 – Hat Head

Hat Head - oil on canvas - 61x52 cms
Hat Head – oil on canvas – 61×52 cms

The coastline around Hat Head National Park is very impressive. It’s just across the bay from South West Rocks, and has the same honey coloured granite boulders. There’s a well preserved colonial gaol there, crafted from the same local stone by the convicts. I doubt they enjoyed the project much, or the surroundings.