The Seven Sleepers of Antartica (final version)

2014

Driftwood.

850mm(w) x 650mm(h) x 50mm(d)

Two versions exist of the story of the 7 sleepers. The Muslim version is mentioned in the Koran. The other version concerns the persecution of a group of Christians about 250 AD who sought shelter in a cave where they fell asleep and were sealed over. They woke up a couple of hundred years later. I brought the story up to date replacing the cave with the the hold of a cargo ship. Bits of wood suggested icebergs, so I’ve set the scene in the Antartic instead of Ephesus.

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