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hero's quest, myth, impasto, transition, youth


"Little Tyger Burning Bright" was painted in response to Maj Ragain’s poem, “Little Tyger Burning Bright/To a New Grandson/ Nov 3, 1995”, a hope filled, commemorative verse. Maj’s poem reminds me of the hero’s quest, the obstacles which he must pass to attain maturity. The cherub points the way forward for the young man. This painting referred to my present, a son who was moving from college to employment. The rich religious and cultural images and myths elucidates the universality of every youth’s quest.