"Creation" by Michael Parkes
Signed Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas, Unframed
Image Size: 39.37 X 28.5 in.
Edition Size: 60
In many ancient traditions the Divine creative force of the universe is
both masculine and feminine. They worked together, but the principle of action was feminine with the masculine power
standing behind and supporting Her. In my painting, Creation, She is creating mankind. This is the opposite of
Michelangelo’s painting of the Creation depicting God as a bearded patriarch creating Adam. But why is She
painting Adam as a clown? Because she knows by giving Adam life and free will that he will make many mistakes through
many lifetimes before he finally returns to Her. And there he is, dressed as a clown, adoring his Creator!