PROGENITOR I / oil and pigment on canvas / 410 x 318 mm / 2018

This is an appropriation from "Prometheus Bound" (1618) by Peter Paul Rubens 
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My PROGENITOR Series is drawn from “culture hero”. The culture hero is a technical term, meaning: the hero who brought a breakthrough discovery for civilization. There are a myriad of variations from the tales of them. However, they typically convey fire, like Prometheus in this painting, or vital agricultural crops in worldwide oral tradition. 

I referred to narration which is spread from Japan all the way to the North American continent through this series.