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Gryphon Fine Arts at Art San Diego.

Still in search of the divine.

Marie-Hélène of Gryphon Fine Arts enlarged details chosen from “Horizons”, work on copper, using Divine Geometry.
We see bones and vertebrae, reminding us of fossils, these fossils found by ancient Scythian nomads who mined gold in Central Asia. It is suggested that fossil skeletons of beaked dinosaurs, may have been a root image of this mythical creature known as the Gryphon. Gryphons are described as lion-sized quadrupeds with large claws and a raptor-bird-like beak. The lion was traditionally considered to be king of beasts and the eagle king of birds, naturally the Gryphon was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. While there is evidence of Gryphon representations as far back as 3,300 BC. Greek writers depict the Gryphon around 675 B.C., at the same time Greeks first made contact with Scythian nomads. Gryphons were reported as guarding the gold deposits in the arid of the wilderness. The region of Central Asia where many Protoceratops fossils are found is rich in gold runoff from the neighboring mountains. Many cultures assume the Gryphon is a guardian. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine…

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