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‘Shamash’
by Ray Muna

Watercolour, beech leaves and lavender seeds on paper

About the artist:
Ray Muna is a British artist who is intrigued by the recurring expressions of life, death and rebirth in myth and nature. Mesopotamian gods and stories are rich with all of these. She explores the themes using watercolour and natural materials such as seeds, leaves, earth and clay. Ray has been working in pencil and watercolour for over twenty years and finds great satisfaction in portraying the cycles of life in these media.

About this work:
Shamash, the sun god, is also the god of justice. ‘My depiction of him attempts to demonstrate how I imagine both his power of light and his role as an arbitrator.’