Elaine Treisman


2002 - 2005 Adam & Eve Series

For much of my life the story of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden has fascinated me. As a child I was exposed to the Bible and the stories had such an impact that I have thought about them all my life. Human nature is interesting and complex. In all cultures there are common themes and people are much more alike than different. We all descend from the same ancestry. I believe we share the same emotions and I project some of these feelings in my paintings.

My first effort at Adam and Eve was a fiberglass bas-relief in the early 1970’s during my transition to painting after 20 years as a sculptor. Now in a recent series of paintings I have returned to this theme. Early works emphasized the intimate nature of the relationship between the only man and woman in the world, while later I have focused more on the abundance of animal life and idyllic beauty of landscapes.

There is often a story theme in my work as well as a mood. The first stories in my childhood were those from the bible, and Adam and Eve was one of the most captivating; The story of Adam and Eve expresses the elements of creation and of life by God and his Spirit. The themes of love, companionship, curiosity, temptation and good and evil are elements in the Adam and Eve in the Garden Series.





Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #7 by Elaine Treisman Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #1 by Elaine Treisman Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #2 by Elaine Treisman Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #3 by Elaine Treisman Adam and Eve #6 by Elaine Treisman Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #4 by Elaine Treisman Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #5 by Elaine Treisman Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #8 by Elaine Treisman Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #11 (framed) by Elaine Treisman Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #9 by Elaine Treisman Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #10 by Elaine Treisman Garden of Eden #14 Birds by Elaine Treisman Garden of Eden #15 Spirit by Elaine Treisman Garden of Eden #16 Animals by Elaine Treisman Garden of Eden Triptych of #14, #15, #16 by Elaine Treisman Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #17 by Elaine Treisman Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #18 by Elaine Treisman dam and Eve Garden of Eden #19 by Elaine Treisman Garden of Eden #20 Animals by Elaine Treisman
   
Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #7, 2003 (413)
oil on canvas, 36 x 46"
 
Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #1, 2003 (414)
oil on canvas, 24 x 30"
 
Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #2, 2003 (415)
oil on canvas, 24 x 30"
 
Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #3, 2003 (416)
oil on canvas, 24 x 30"
 
Adam and Eve #6, 2004 (417)
oil on canvas, 36 x 36"
 
Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #4, 2003 (496)
oil on canvas, 36 x 36"
 
Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #5, 2004 (497)
oil on canvas, 36 x 36"
 
Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #8, 2004 (498)
oil on canvas, 36 x 48"
 
Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #11 (framed), 2004 (500)
oil on canvas, 29 x 50"
 
Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #9, 2004 (501)
oil on canvas, 36 x 36"
 
Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #10, 2004 (502)
oil on canvas, 36 x 46"
 
Garden of Eden #14 Birds, 2005 (504)
oil on canvas, 36 x 50"
 
Garden of Eden #15 Spirit, 2005 (505)
oil on canvas, 36 x 50"
 
Garden of Eden #16 Animals, 2005 (506)
oil on canvas, 36 x 50"
 
Garden of Eden Triptych of #14, #15, #16, 2005 (504.1)
oil on canvas
 
Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #17, 2004 (507)
oil on canvas, 36 x 46"
 
Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #18, 2004 (508)
oil on canvas, 36 x 50"
 
Adam and Eve Garden of Eden #19, 2004 (509)
oil on canvas, 21 x 42"
 
Garden of Eden #20, 2005 (510)
oil on canvas, 36 x 43"



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