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ATLAS

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 90X150CM

Atlas, one of the most recognizable Titans from Greek mythology, is seen in this oeuvre carrying the weight of the heavens on his mighty shoulders as a punishment for his rebellion against the Olympians. Also known as the Bearer of Heavens, Atlas has come to symbolize endurance and strength due to his unwavering determination in completing his eternal castigation. Due to his symbolical connection to the skies, he is a revered figure in astronomy, believed to have guided sailors as they navigated uncharted waters and farmers who attempted to measure the seasons.

In this artwork, Atlas has been recreated with a dash of colours and patterns highlighting the encumbering burden on his back. We might find ourselves reflected in this rendition of a cowering Titan, as we too carry a burden on our backs. A burden that we might have placed on ourselves or by society at large. A burden made up of unfulfilled expectations, long lost dreams and overbearing responsibilities. A burden that we endure in silence and choose to ignore so we can continue to live on. This piece might make us wonder: what burden do we have on our shoulders?

ATLAS

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 90X150CM

Atlas, one of the most recognizable Titans from Greek mythology, is seen in this oeuvre carrying the weight of the heavens on his mighty shoulders as a punishment for his rebellion against the Olympians. Also known as the Bearer of Heavens, Atlas has come to symbolize endurance and strength due to his unwavering determination in completing his eternal castigation. Due to his symbolical connection to the skies, he is a revered figure in astronomy, believed to have guided sailors as they navigated uncharted waters and farmers who attempted to measure the seasons.

In this artwork, Atlas has been recreated with a dash of colours and patterns highlighting the encumbering burden on his back. We might find ourselves reflected in this rendition of a cowering Titan, as we too carry a burden on our backs. A burden that we might have placed on ourselves or by society at large. A burden made up of unfulfilled expectations, long lost dreams and overbearing responsibilities. A burden that we endure in silence and choose to ignore so we can continue to live on. This piece might make us wonder: what burden do we have on our shoulders?