Fate's Passage
Fate's Passage
2014, 18" x 24", Oil on Canvas
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The scene takes place in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. At the end of the light dappled gravel path is the Museum of Natural History.

The ‘Museum’ is on this side of the doorway, not through it. The mother and her young son are going out through the in door, ‘Fate's Passage’. As she exits, the young mother slowly becomes the space around her. The man standing at the doorway is the museum's greeter.

The astronaut has recently arrived, confused but intrigued. Near the exit, the shadow of a stooped Churchill leans heavily on his cane and the grey figure of an arrogant Napoleon standing on the balcony both suggest that they been guests of the museum for quite some time.

This ‘Museum’ is a spectre of our future.

"Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
"Relax, " said the night man,
"We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave!"

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