Contemporary abstract art at Mark Humes Gallery- Forgotten history blurs allegories



"Forgotten history blurs allegories." is contemporary digital abstract art created by Mark Humes using a color palette of red, yellow, cyan, black, white and brown; depicting a Lions face merging with a Sheela Na Gig with cryptically hidden faces of mythical creature in the background.
Artist description: "Forgotten history blurs allegories." is contemporary digital abstract art created by Mark Humes using a color palette of red, yellow, cyan, black, white and brown; depicting a Lions face merging with a Sheela Na Gig with cryptically hidden faces of mythical creature in the background. 
It is known humankind learns well through stories, but when those stories are about a history that has no surviving witnesses, the allegories blur and faith shipwrecks on an island of lies. - Mark Humes, The Book Of Lost Verses: Book 9

 As I contemplate history and time, I began to question much of what I have learned in my life.

We find artifacts but do we truly know their purpose?
We find records but do we know the writer's agenda?

I let my mind fade from this reality to explore time.
I saw from the beginning human beings always have appropriated from the past and far away lands.

From person to person and generation to generation the recurring themes remained as the stories of the actual events were changed as a means to an end.

As time passed humans used parables and allegories as a way to share knowledge without ever knowing where that wisdom originated.

Customs were adopted artifacts repurposed great deeds attributed to heroes who lived a thousand years too late to do them.

My hand began to move as an image came to mind. Blended and blurred the stereotype allegory characters came together in a cloud of chaos.

As I rendered this image into existence, I realized that the only truth might be we will never know the whole truth about anything leaving me with one lasting thought.

It is better to trust your logic and senses that believe in ancient stories or the words of a stranger.

This work of art will be a feature in my soon to be released book, The Book Of Lost Verses: Book 9 that has a tentative release date of November 2018 and is currently available as a print at Mark Humes Gallery.

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