Rebirth of a Civilization

24 Gold Leaf and Oil on Canvas
June 2016 – December 2016
4 X 5 Feet

In contrary to the rigid social structures of Japanese snow monkeys, it is almost as through evolution that the human qualities of warmth and compassion have come into being. Only dominant females and offspring are allowed to bathe while the male monkey can only watch despite the cold. Here, both female and male enjoy the warm hot spring or cold air with warmth, love, and care.