HOUSE OF THE SHAMAN
by Eric Whollem
earth pigments, casein, & watercolor on paper
Collection of the artist
Copyright by the artist
THE PALEOLITHIC ROOTS OF SHAMANISM
This painting, one of my early works, incorporates earth pigments
with milk glue, or casein, in conjunction with watercolor.
The storybook imagery takes us into that fairyland to which many
shamans are accustomed. The figure with the antlers is the shaman.
This sort of antlered figure has been found in Paleolithic art from
Europe, and hence is quite ancient.
See more of my posts on SHAMANISM:
THE VIDEO BELOW
PRESENTS A SELECTION OF
MY WHIMSICAL ABSTRACTIONS
This link will take you to my posts of EARLY WORKS:
Those interested in the development of my EARTH PAINTS may want to see: