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Third Contact - Ark

7 of 22 in a collection from Vancouver-based artist William D. Higginson

25 days ago

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Third Contact - Ark

18" x 36", Oil on Linen

THE STORY:

Deep, deep inland now, and the vessel - previously so ominous, seemingly omnipotent - now sits beached, bleached, abandoned.

Bones lie in a long-dry riverbed; truth is laid bare.

Not landing craft for invasion, but an ark that once carried the promise of new life, contained a surfeit of riches in its hold.

What happened to those riches?  Consumed, internalised, normalised?

Repurposed?

What fate awaits an idol stripped of meaning, besides a covenant of crows?

And what of this man - has he stumbled here unwittingly, happening upon the denuded carcass by chance?  Or was it by design, with a mind to design his own ark, based on its design?  Does his briefcase contain a blueprint for restoration, or the instruments to instigate the autopsy of a dream?

3rd Contact - Ark — William D. Higginson
Daniel Sanderson

Published 25 days ago