Thursday, 6 January 2011

115 days: Blanket # 6: the earth diver

the name given by some American Indians to the North American continent...

a more widespread name | theme of 'the figure who must dive into the depths of the primeval, undifferentiated world of water and bring up the makings of the earth to provide a place for the creatures to live'...

This is also a common theme in:
  • central Asia
  • Mongolia
  • Siberia
  • the Ainu of Japan
  • the Northernmost people's of Europe

Blanket # 6:
  • Diving for what?
  • Discovery of what?
  • Order | Chaos
  • Creation theory
  • Earth | Water
  • Islands | Continents

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