This painting is from our trip to Greece. We stayed for almost a week on Santorini, touring the caldera just off shore where the volcano still smokes to this day. The story goes that this was also the site of Atlantis before the volcano erupted, sinking Atlantis and creating the modern day Santorini or Thira. Thira is the ancient name for Santorini and that was originally the title of this piece. I still like it but when I looked again at the painting I could see creation happening, as in the creation of Thira, as well as the beginning of life. I knew that those first words of the Bible described it best...”In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”…
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