King Gilgamesh (Work in Progress) Picture

GILGAMESH HOLDS THE PLANT OF IMMORTALITY
+ HIS SILVER SCEPTER AS A MALE POWER BAR.

HIS WINGS DO NOT REALLY EXIST BUT ARE ONLY
INDICATORS OF SPACE FLIGHT SIMILAR TO THOSE
FOUND ON OTHER DEPICTIONS OF SPACE CRAFT.

HE WEARS GOLD SNAKE BRACELETS ON HIS WRISTS
BACKED WITH 12 RAYED FLOWER BURST PATTERNS.

AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS FRIEND HE EMBARKS
ON AN ARDUOUS JOURNEY TO FIND THE PLANT
FOR THE AGING PEOPLE OF HIS CITY.

SUCCESSFUL, HE FALLS ASLEEP FROM EXHAUSTION,
THEN AWAKES TO FIND A SNAKE HAS EATEN THE PLANT,
IMMEDIATELY SHED IT'S SKIN + CRAWLED AWAY.

SADLY, THE READER IS LEFT TO BELIEVE
THE IMPOSSIBLE QUEST HAS FAILED.

THIS EVENT IS THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING
THE MESSAGE IN THE MYTHOLOGY.

IT IS AN ALLEGORY FOR HUMANS + ANIMALS TO DIE,
LEAVING THEIR BODIES BEHIND TO BE BORN AGAIN.

THIS CORRESPONDS TO PASSING THROUGH THE
TUNNEL OF LIGHT + EMERGING TO FIND A SUN / STAR
SYMBOL REPRESENTING A NEW LIFE CYCLE FROM
REBOOT OF THE SOUL INTO A NEWLY BORN BODY.

ENLARGE TO LIFE SIZE + MEDITATE UPON.
REPLICA POSTERS ARE 36"X66"
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