Grounding the Masculine

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2007

Acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 cm

For the last 5,000 years, male sky gods like Zeus and Yahweh have dominated both the Earth and most human cultures. Both religious and secular warriors have been our role models for “manhood.”

This painting shows the evolution of “masculinity” away from violence and domination toward peace and spirituality. We see the transformation of the male into the Green Man, the Nature deity who has died and been resurrected in endless cycles throughout human history.

The modern Green Man returns, in partnership with his female counterpart, as an empowering image of the potential within all men to help rejuvenate and nurture our Mother Earth.

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