Just a quick print exploring that eternal cycle of birth, life, death, rebirth, on and on ; the generations after generations.
Just struck by how compelling and puzzling it all is.
Attempting to make visual sense of it all…
The Eternal Cycle
8.5 by 11 inches
relief print on paper
8 thoughts on “The Eternal Cycle”
Oh! I love this one! It’s wonderful and hilarious as well. Perfect!! (I keep scrolling back up to look at it before posting the comment!)
Nice to hear from you! I always appreciate your printmaking support. I am particularly delighted you think it is funny; I was trying to channel the whimsey of the Danse Macabre.
I guess it worked 🙂
I’m alternately attracted and repelled by this, but in a good way. I keep looking at it and seeing something different each time I do. Why does it make me slightly uncomfortable? Perhaps my current circumstance. I do see the hopefulness in it, though. Great job, Leonard.
It makes you uncomfortable because it is uncomfortable.
That’s why I keep returning to the subject ; it is such a great mystery yet so fundamental. But as I expressed to Jodi, I was trying to infuse humor to convey optimism. I’m glad you like it in spite of what it triggers, feelings I can sympathize with.
Be well friend,
this is fantastic, especially those hands, but there’s so much in this print–the skeleton’s expression! the whole thing is very vivid. i love it
Excellent, it was a speedy plate to cut, very little fussing. I’m happy it triggers such a positive response. Hope you are well,Lg
Wow, this is ‘just a quick print?’ I’m envious your quick prints look so damn good, it has a wonderful cohesive quality – I think about this subject all the time, especially since dad passed away last year, and I found this image comforting in it’s description of the cycle; death may be inevitable but the life force looks irrepressible here 🙂
I’m glad you like it. As I said in the post it is an eternal question . After I posted it I had a hesitation that it appeared flippant, but the medievals were right – laugh in the face of fear.
Life and death need one another , but I will focus in life for the moment .