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 painting is that of an anthropologist studying ancient concepts of time and space, how they have affected humankind throughout its social and technical evolution, and in what way they are still present in our contemporary, everyday culture. He bridges the gap between past and present by dealing with astronomy, numerology, and myth, as the ideas and stories behind these fields continue to impact the way we perceive and experience life.