On the Shoulders of Giants
Artist’s Note: The image illustrates Newton’s saying, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” which he “stole” from John of Salisbury who in turn attributed it to Bernard of Chartres. Likewise, I “stole” the image from other great works in the past, placing a child by Francisco de Goya on the back of a giant with a John Graham face and a van Gogh beard, Dali-Picasso arms, a Franz Stuck torso, a Cézanne right leg, a Tantra statue left leg, and a Velázquez loincloth, all of it modified and placed in the surreal world of Hieronymus Bosch.
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Yokim Snow makes a living as a freelance translator and graphic designer when not distracted by his passion for art and writing. After traveling to every continent, he now lives in Ireland where he shares a house by the ocean with his American family. In a previous life, he assisted mentally disabled people in Israel.