Long before scholars started wondering and worrying about The End, storytellers provided their own answers in myths. How long will people be allowed to continue handling the earth and their fellow men without respect, before the gods are going to intervene? And what will happen to us humans? Will fire from heaven set our earth ablaze? Will a pandemic break out? Or will we all be drowned?
Essay and selected myths by Mineke Schipper inspired Yuriko Yamaguchi to create a series of thirty art works depicting both the growing despair and the ultimate hope conveyed by these thrilling stories from all over the globe. A book about our worrisome world with encouraging echoes of hope.
“Thought-provoking and imaginative.” Pierre Audi