Release of “Hail King Pupa” Prints from the Atlas Metamorphosis Stage 3 of 4 series
The Ancient Egyptian cocoon tomb is transported in a giant funeral barge to a pyramid for its resurrection as a Beetle. It is the third piece to the puzzle that started as a lucid dream in 2010.
This piece was selected as a Hunting Art Prize Finalist of 2014 as well as one of two pieces selected for Lawndale Art Center’s The Big Show of 2014. Preceding it was stage 2 of 4, also gaining the Hunting Art Prize Finalist status in 2012 which is the largest art prize in the Americas.
Limited edition of 250 at 13″ x19″ for $100
Printed with Epson Photo Printers on Museum Quality Archival paper
Each comes signed with edition number and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
FULL SCALE mounted reproductions are made to look exact to the original. See an example of a final print. These are printed on demand for a limited run of 13. $700 for fully mounted, price includes shipping to U.S. Email me for inquiries.
More about the beetle symbology:
It is clear that the symbolism of the scarab refers to transformation – the transformation of the soul from physical to non-physical, from ignorant of its nature to wise. Egyptians represented the concept of immortality and resurrection (resurrection of the soul, not the flesh) through the image of the scarab beetle, and therefore, they created seals, amulets and talismans, which served as tools to inform those who carried them about these concepts.
It is important to point out that the real “power” of the talismans and amulets was never the object itself, but rather, the knowledge it contained. A person who is imbued with the spirit of immortality and transformation does not fear death. Since fear is one of things that prevent people from achieving their ideals, those who do not fear are the ones who make history, so it is the knowledge that protects, the amulets and talismans are mere instruments through which the knowledge is revealed.” – Thias Campos