The First Hour by Elena Green - 21.5 x 14 inches Signed ani art academy sexes drawing charcoal pastel paper figure exhibition academic contemporary
Elena Green
B. 1978

The First Hour

Charcoal and pastel on paper
21.5 x 14 inches

Humans have always sought through philosophical reasoning to uncover the existence of a soul. Plato proposes three components to the soul in his tripartite theory Republic; reason, spirit, and appetite. The First Hour symbolically explores the moment of awareness of these elements of consciousness. It is the moving away from one thing to another towards the creation of a soul through the transitions of cognitive levels of psychical development. The soul of man in The First Hour is intricately ruptured through a layer of societal attribution.

Elena Green
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City