Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Monday, November 17, 2014
I have been fascinated for a number of years now with the very ancient Trypillian culture who inhabited what is now modern day Ukraine. This unfinished painting attempts to depict some samples of their pottery, agrarian ideas and the land they loved and respected so much. Samples of pottery date back 6000 years BC. I find that amazing, in part because so much attention has been given other great cultures while overlooking this one. I understand that they were simple farm folk, had great respect for women and the land that gave them sustenance. In fact, the women pretty much ran the show. Their deity's were female, they never overstayed a piece of land, preferring to move on and let the land lay fallow. Agriculture sure has changed, hasn't it?