Graven Images

These paintings  refer to the myths of every culture in which animals & humans transform into each other.  Animal/human figures are characteristic of myths in every culture in the world and create a recognizable common thread among cultural traditions.  These myths originated at a time when humans were more highly attuned to other species and all cultures include stories about animals that take on human characteristics to pierce the human/animal divide.

The series is painted as though the figures are carved out of stone and are part of an ancient and timeless past.

"Bastet", 2010,  oil on canvas,  36” h x  48” w
“Bastet”, 2010, oil on canvas, 36” h x 48” w
“Heket”, 2012 oil on canvas 36” h x 30”


“Io”, 2012 oil on canvas 30” h x 36” w


Kamui, 2012, oil on canvas, 26” h x 20” w



“Nekhbet”, 2012, oil on canvas, 36” h x 30” w


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Marion-Lea Jamieson is an artist and sculptor from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada