"Eve's First Harvest"
“Eve’s First Harvest”
Eve said,” Were it not for our transgression we never should have had seed, and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which god giveth unto all the obedient” (Moses 5:11)
Eve was given as a ‘help meet’ to Adam. Help means to surround, protect and aid, and Meet means equal to, suitable for, worthy or necessary and of course the name EVE itself means “mother of all living”.
I set out to paint Eve in an unusual period – after the departure of Eden and in the dreary world. I chose to have her paused after toiling in the first harvest and awaiting the birth of her firstborn. Here Eve is at peace with her role as a mother and helpmeet to Adam. Eve has always symbolized finding joy amidst pain in motherhood. Megan Rieker, artist
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