In the Beginning There Was Only Water II, 5 ft. x 5 ft., acrylic and mixed media on paper, 2020
In the Beginning There Was Only Water
by Joan Sullivan
While some of us taught ourselves to bake sourdough bread or to mend socks during the pandemic, the American painter and arts writer Susan Hoffman Fishman plunged herself into her studio and emerged, a year later, with a revised creation story.
The result: a magnificent, nearly 50-foot (15 meters) opus entitled In The Beginning There Was Only Water.
Currently on exhibit at the Five Points Gallery in Torrington, Connecticut through December 19, 2021, In The Beginning There Was Only Water reframes the biblical creation myth – in which “man” was granted “dominion” over all the Earth’s plants and animals – into a new, non-human-centric story.
Posted November 22, 2021, Artists & Climate Change blog
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