A happy celebration of the birth of Eve, in this case a Himba maiden, rising from a beluga-cradled earth, sprouting a sea anemone. Allegorical wings are fashioned from a fusion of Uluru (Ayers Rock), sleeping flamingos and Malian hand-hammered gold earrings. Minor deities leap from Benin ivory leopards celebrating her arrival. Atop Eve’s head, a ceremonial stone enclosure encircles fruits of temptation against the vault of the Temple of Heaven (Beijing).
Across the arched horizon frieze, recognizable archaeological figures and monuments fan out between book-ended llama and Viking dragon heads.
The Almighty, a bejeweled octopus set in an anemone, guides the hand of a bent shaman in his prophesy, painted across the alarmed young head of humanity. Attending animals look on.