Bone of My Bone

Denise Weaver Ross

Albuquerque, United States

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Based on the original 40 × 26 inch work on paper

The phrase “bone of my bone”is, of course, from the Genesis story about the creation of woman. But I am thinking of it in a broader sense as well, how we are all connected to each other and to nature.

Here of the layers that are woven together in this image

Card – Two of Spades

Prehistoric Fossils – Caught in flash flood and preserved, scientists discovered a “curled up skeleton of a sharp-toothed Thrinaxodon, a carnivorous reptilian ancestor to mammals, appeared huddled together with the juvenile skeleton of a Broomistega, a primary aquatic amphibian.” In fact, “the position of the two organisms in the burrow suggest they were peacefully resting in the den at the time of death.”

Human Bones – “Two human skeletons, dating back to the Neolithic era; they were found in a necropolis in the nearby village of Valdaro in 2007, huddled close together, face to face, their arms and legs entwined.”,85...

Mysterious Element – Not truly mythical, but mysterious are the Egyptian paintings the two brothers or two male lovers entombed together in what is popularly known as either “Tomb of the Hairdressers” or “The Tomb of Two Brothers.” Be they lovers or brothers, their affection has survived the years.

Popular Art Element – Klimt’s “The Kiss” – perhaps his most criticized during his lifetime, but now well loved and known by almost everyone.

Natural Elements – These layers of lovers, brothers, and friends are intertwined with the Indian Clock Vine and with the Asiatic Dayflower with its two petals in the corners next to the 2s.

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