The Theft of Fire
Oil on linen; 3 parts
3 parts, each 167.5 x 152.5 x 3.5 cm / 66 x 60 x 1 3/8 in
Total dims. 167.5 x 457.5 x 3.5 cm / 66 x 180 1/8 x 1 3/8 in
© Verne Dawson
Verne Dawson’s approach to subject matter in his paintings is that of an anthropologist with knowledge of ancient concepts of time telling, how they have affected our environment and humankind throughout social and technical evolutions, and in what ways they are still present in our contemporary, everyday culture. He bridges the gap between past, present, and future, with astronomy and myth. His paintings of ideas and stories express an integration of civilization with nature and the ways we perceive and experience life.