Donald Ricker
26 Sep 06 by Donald Ricker
Donald Ricker artworks

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Source of the Kenai

When humanity first came to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, everything was buried in ice and snow. Primordial interspecies love-making melted the frozen heights into the lakes and rivers we know today.

26 Sep 06 18:26

is that a woman and a fish in the aurora as seen from low orbit?

Redemptoris Custos (detail of the gates)
Redemptoris Custos (detail of the gates)
Redemptoris Custos (detail of the gates)

Redemptoris Custos is Latin for Guardian of the Redeemer. The reference is to Mary, mother of Jesus, whose immaculate conception redeemed the legendary original sins of Adam and Eve, seen is this central detail of the painting.

Redemptoris Custos
Redemptoris Custos
Redemptoris Custos

Dedicated to the memory of Pope John Paul II, Redemptoris Custos (Guardian of the Redeemer) may be the only painting in art history that takes for a subject the Annunciation to Joseph. The Annunciation to Mary is depicted on the right side of the painting as well.

Pachamama (Earth Goddess)
Pachamama (Earth Goddess)
Pachamama (Earth Goddess)

Pachamama is a depiction of the creation myths around Lake Titicaca in the Andes anti-plano in Bolivia, and the gift of coca to the people. 'There was always a stern god, who loved law and order, and a goddess who loved life and laughter ..."

Seven Sisters
Seven Sisters
Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters depicts the Australian Aboriginal creation myth explaining the origin of the constellation Pleiades. Wurunna the hunter tries to abduct two of seven traveling sisters and make them his wives. He loses them when he becomes overconfident ...

NASCAR Jack
NASCAR Jack
NASCAR Jack

The IBEW Wild Salmon on Parade public art event in Anchorage commissioned this hybrid of a salmon and a stock car in 2004. NASCAR Jack is driving upstream as fast as he can ...

Float Fish N4212H
Float Fish N4212H
Float Fish N4212H

The IBEW Wild Salmon on Parade public art event commissioned this sculpture in 2005, and it raised $13,000 at auction. Float planes are a standard means of transportation in Alaska, where there are few roads.