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Endowment of Adam

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Location: Lake District National Park, England, 2019.


About Endowment of Adam:

I came across these trees as I walked towards Friars Crag in the lake district. The shape of the trees resembles two men leaned towards each other, extending their branches to reach across reminds me of a well-known fresco painting by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel - The Creation of Adam.

Some believe there is a hidden message. The drapery behind God in the painting closely matches an anatomical brain, which portrays that what God was giving Adam was in fact, intellect. This is consistent with what Michelangelo expressed in his sonnet:

"After the divine part has well conceived
Man’s face and gesture, soon both mind and hand,
With a cheap model, first, at their command,
Give life to stone, but this is not achieved
By skill. In painting, too, this is perceived:
Only after the intellect has planned
The best and highest, can the ready hand
Take up the brush and try all things received."

In just a couple more weeks, the trees would have shed all their leaves. Branches may fall, land may slide, and the scenery may never be the same ever again.


Prize Sizes: Sizing Guide Page

Small / Artist Print 12” x 8” (+0.5” border) 150
Medium / Studio Print
24" x 16” (+0.5” border) 150
Large / Gallery Print
36” x 24” (+0.5” border) 25
Extra Large / Gallery Print 60” x 40” (no border) 15

About Yaopey:

Born in Malaysia, I was bitten by the travel bug at a young age. My interest in exploring off the beaten tracks has led me to places such as Tibet, Iran, and Pakistan. While it’s nice to see new places, I have enjoyed the cultural experience of traveling more. I would bring home a piece of local culture from every place I visit, mainly in the form of wall art. 

Maybe you have been to places I have photographed, or seen them elsewhere. I hope, through my work, I can bring a piece of memory or add an artistic touch to your living space.

The Print:

Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, a fine art paper with a subtle texture that gives a luxurious feel in your hand. The museum-quality print is fade-resistant with colors that will last for 100+ years. Each print is accompanied by a certificate with hologram, signature, and edition series.