ethos

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by : ethos

excerpt from William Blake's - Auguries of Innocence

'Every night and every morn
Some to misery are born,
Every morn and every night
Some are born to sweet delight.

Some are born to sweet delight,
Some are born to endless night.

We are led to believe a lie
When we see not thro' the eye,
Which was born in a night to perish in a night,
When the soul slept in beams of light.

God appears, and God is light,
To those poor souls who dwell in night;
But does a human form display
To those who dwell in realms of day.'

b. 1975

Originally hailing from Oklahoma and currently living in Oakland California, Ethos grew up on the Osage Reservation. He harvest's much of his influence from the haunting images of old Indian graffiti and stories which he had learned of as a child. And now, much of that influence is reflected in the primordial nature of his work which depicts the struggle between man and nature within Native American folklore as a subject matter.

This recent series which was done with ink and pomegranate juice was inspired by William Blake's poem 'Auguries of Innocence.'

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