Garden of Eden II, 2020
Print on artglass (2mm) and paper Archival pigmentprint on 2 mm dibond with taxidermy insects
112 x 79,5 cm
Framed in white handmade Walnut frame 40×80 mm
Arnix create his Garden of Eden; The surface of the glass reflect the viewer and give you the opportunity to self-reflection. Arnix likes to give his version of this classic theme that is also presented in old master paintings.
Until “The Fall” all animals where still in peace with each other and there was no death and destruction. animals are also significant as symbols. They refer to the various human temperaments.
The serpent, the most cunning animal in Paradise, persuaded Eve to bite the fruit.
The peacock stands for immortality, dignity and self-confidence.
The butterflies represent transformation joy and lightness
Swans represent love and eternal fidelity
The white horses symbolizes pride and lust.
The illustrations are inspired by stick-on shapes from Arnix’s childhood and the printed matters of Hendrik N. Werkman (1882-1945).
Insects Taxedermy: Enoplotrupes sharpi, Aglais io, Colias croceus, Goliathus SP.