Towers of Babel

As I recently sold 2 of these paintings, I thought I should focus on some images of the Tower of Babel. The theme has interested me for several years — the idea of a massive tower built by humans, and also of the chaos & confusion of languages that resulted in its downfall. Other artists have interpreted the idea over the years, the one most notable & influential to me being Pieter Breughel. Here are a few of my interpretations.

Babel

Babel, 2004, acrylic on plywood, 24" x 19.75".

Private collection, upstate NY.

Babylon by Night

Babylon by Night, 2009, acrylic on board, 10" x 8".

Private collection, upstate NY.

Tower of Babel

Tower of Babel, 2004, acrylic on plywood, 9" x 8".

Media Monolith

Media Monolith, 2003, ink on paper, 11" x 8.5".

Above: an updated version from 2003, done as an illustration for The Citizen magazine.

Ziggurat

Ziggurat, 2006, brush & ink on paper, 11" x 8.5".

The Tower of Babel might have actually been a ziggurat, a giant pyramidal step-temple.

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