Tree of Tantalus

Tree of Tantalus 40×40 Acrylic and Gold on Canvas

Tree of Tantalus

In Greek Mythology, Tantalus (Tántalos) was banished to the Underworld for trying to bring the nectar of the Gods to his people.

For attempting to steal this ambrosia, he was cursed to stand in a pool of water beneath a fruit tree with low branches, with the fruit ever eluding his grasp, and the water always receding before he could take a drink.

We are tantalized by the idea of the unobtainable.

If we are tempted to reveal the secrets of the Gods, are we forever banished to reach for that which we can never have?

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