Gaia - Art by Katharine Alecse
Gaia, Art by Katharine Alecse printed on Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching.
Gaia is the center of a triptych altar piece. It is essentially my take on Heironymous Bosch's 'Garden of Earthly Delights'. I have chosen The Tree of Life, a real live oak tree from Autoban Park in New Orleans to represent Gaia, mother earth. 'Gaia' houses baby Zeus (bottom left) while he hides from his Father Saturn or Cronus. On the left half, we see human civilization's effect on mother earth and on the rights we see beautiful endangered species. The remaining wings to Gaia are works in progress currently but will also take inspiration from Bosch, representing the past or eden and the future or hell/apocalypse. I wanted to create a painting that felt like you were inside of it. It is gigantic, my largest piece yet. I've spent the last year on it's conception and will continue to grow Gaia, see my website to learn more!