THE FOUR ELEMENTS

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THE FOUR ELEMENTS

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The artist has here created both a narrative and an allegory. we will begin with the more obvious narrative, a depiction of a lone camper, deep in the wilds of Alaska. Suddenly an unexpected din rises through the forest signaling the arrival of a winged guest who, while a surprise, is a more than welcome diversion from what was going to be another lonely evening around the fire for its been weeks since he has had any real human contact. Then, our eye traces further into the distance and we see that our outdoorsman was all along not alone.

The second, and less obvious, is an allegory. Depicted here enveloped by EARTH, AIR, WATER, AND FIRE are the very symbols that represent the journey and adventure that is life. We have the baggage that we don't always have the choice to carry, our dreams and desires taking flight. They are sometimes unreachable, unattainable. We see the fire of the human spirit, the basis for seeking truth, creativity, and ingenuity. The fragility and momentary nature of our existence goes up like the smoke of time waning always away to the past. We see the challenges as mountains as unmovable obstacles we are forced to overcome on our journey. Always that nagging constant presence that follows us rarely seen and recognized but more often felt. Or, it could be the darker side of our human nature, stalking us as our past is always waiting there to gobble us up if we let it. We place pillars of rock at important places so we can go back and visit them if only in our minds. This is the very essence of what it means to be human. Placed on this earth to carry out our journey through the good and bad times of light and shadow, through EARTH, AIR, WATER, AND FIRE.

Too much? Yeah, its just a guy with a canoe that is about to have an unexpected guest.

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The artist has here created both a narrative and an allegory. we will begin with the more obvious narrative, a depiction of a lone camper, deep in the wilds of Alaska. Suddenly an unexpected din rises through the forest signaling the arrival of a winged guest who, while a surprise, is a more than welcome diversion from what was going to be another lonely evening around the fire for its been weeks since he has had any real human contact. Then, our eye traces further into the distance and we see that our outdoorsman was all along not alone.

The second, and less obvious, is an allegory. Depicted here enveloped by EARTH, AIR, WATER, AND FIRE are the very symbols that represent the journey and adventure that is life. We have the baggage that we don't always have the choice to carry, our dreams and desires taking flight. They are sometimes unreachable, unattainable. We see the fire of the human spirit, the basis for seeking truth, creativity, and ingenuity. The fragility and momentary nature of our existence goes up like the smoke of time waning always away to the past. We see the challenges as mountains as unmovable obstacles we are forced to overcome on our journey. Always that nagging constant presence that follows us rarely seen and recognized but more often felt. Or, it could be the darker side of our human nature, stalking us as our past is always waiting there to gobble us up if we let it. We place pillars of rock at important places so we can go back and visit them if only in our minds. This is the very essence of what it means to be human. Placed on this earth to carry out our journey through the good and bad times of light and shadow, through EARTH, AIR, WATER, AND FIRE.

Too much? Yeah, its just a guy with a canoe that is about to have an unexpected guest.