Ellen Cavanagh O'Sullivan

The Garden of Delight
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After the Deluge
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Artist Statement

I paint using the bible and myth. Annie Dillard said: "We live on the surface of mystery. We must through paint or poetry take a wider view and describe what is going on here. We have doused the burning bush and we must rekindle it."

The artist must play the role of the provocateur - daring the audience to expand its horizons. Ans so we come th the greeks and the Jews. The Greeks gave us nearly everything worthwile, except the one thing necessary - the bible. The book of God, which is the gift of the Jews.

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