For everything there is a season,
A time for every activity under heaven. -- Ecclesiastes 3
John August Swanson first created
Ecclesiastes in the 1960s, inspired
by a reading from John F Kennedy's
funeral, and Pete Seeger's song,
Turn, Turn, Turn. He revisited the
artwork throughout his life.
This new giclee joins elements
from his serigraphs, paintings, and
sketches, completing a project
he began in May, 2017.
Swanson's vision, was inspired by the rose
windows and facades of gothic
cathedrals. The numerous scenes include Bible stories, parables, animals, carnival performers, and moments of human kindness. John August Swanson viewed his artwork as "a universal portrayal of humanity that easily crosses cultures, races, and languages to speak to all people of the inestimable value of time and of all human life."
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Completed: March, 2022
by the John August Swanson Studio
from instructions left by the artist
Dimensions: 32" x 25.25"
Edition Size: 200
Paper: MOAB Entrada Natural
(Archival 100% Cotton-Rag)
Media: Giclee Fine Art Print
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