by Eric Whollem
gouache and wax resist on paper
Collection of the artist.
6" x 9"
Copyright by the artist.
The Egyptian Sybil
The Egyptian equivalent to the oracle of Delphi in
Greece was the oracle of Leto, who was known
especially in Crete. In Egypt she was called Wadjet.
In the painting above Leto upholds the Veil of Isis,
the Veil of the Mysteries. There are some that believe
the term "veil" might be better translated "net." Much
of ancient mythology is set in aquatic symbolism. The
idea may originally refer to the function of the goddess
catching souls rather like fish in the sea.
Wax medium is one of the more permanent of all art
binders. Wax resists bacteria and age. The murals at
Pompeii in Italy were wax paintings, and lived through
volcanic upheaval and burial in lava.
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Mixed media painting, abstract art, Egyptian and Greek mythology, Veil of the Mysteries.