The Golden Bough is a Multimedia Sculptural Painting with a touch of realism, fantasy, mystery and mood - through aesthetic and multimedia exploration. I tend to gravitate to monochromatic and metallic palettes and embed Swarovski crystals. 24 H x 24 W x 1.5 in
Inspired by The Golden Bough, written by the Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer, is a study of magic, mythology and religion. He attempted to define the shared elements of religious belief and scientific thought, discussing fertility rites, human sacrifice, the dying god, the scapegoat, and many other symbols and practices whose influences had extended into 20th-century culture. Frazer proposed that mankind progresses from magic through religious belief to scientific thought. Frazer's thesis was developed in relation to J. M. W. Turner's painting of The Golden Bough, a sacred grove where a certain tree grew day and night. It was a transfigured landscape in a dream-like vision of the woodland lake of Nemi, "Diana's Mirror", where religious ceremonies and the "fulfillment of vows" of priests and kings were held.