About this artwork
The only known authenticated photographic record of the famous ‘Garden of Eden’ of the Bible.
Garden of Eden: Day One Hour One [Limited edition print 1 of only 8]
First sight of Eden ! It has an amazing sky, uniformly black, quite devoid of light. Impossible to see anything clearly. Unidentifiable plants, foliage, floating in the darkness. Then a juju statue, some kind of grim fetish. Then a ghostly silver white garden spade (!), lying in front of me, seemingly illumined from within. Then a single dove, flying silently, quickly swallowed up by the black haze. Then a screen, or fence, lying on its side, oily to the touch. Don’t touch it, they said. Sure. Wide angle of distant white line at eye level, maybe the horizon. Unsettling bird like creatures to my left, middle distance, not moving. Plants in colourless bloom everywhere. Waxy to the touch. Don’t touch them, they said. Air heavily still. No insects. No birdcalls. No movement. Everything hushed. Tight chest; I’m breathing by taking gulps of air.

[Part of a limited edition artwork sequence, 1 of only 8]
[Notes] My works are portals to strange and disturbing worlds which cannot be reached any other way. [For a more detailed explanation please check my writings online and videos on Youtube.]
[All artworks are printed on archive quality oyster paper and then professionally framed, with reinforced backing and museum standard acrylic/Perspex. The framing of the larger works alone costs around $2k. I personally supervise the production of each one.]
Delivery details
Ships in a crate from London.

Garden of Eden: Day One Hour One [Limited edition artwork]

Jakob Zaaiman
London (UK), United Kingdom
Digital collage.
Year 2000
150 x 103 x 0.1 cm
€11,760 incl. VAT
About this artwork
The only known authenticated photographic record of the famous ‘Garden of Eden’ of the Bible.
Garden of Eden: Day One Hour One [Limited edition print 1 of only 8]
First sight of Eden ! It has an amazing sky, uniformly black, quite devoid of light. Impossible to see anything clearly. Unidentifiable plants, foliage, floating in the darkness. Then a juju statue, some kind of grim fetish. Then a ghostly silver white garden spade (!), lying in front of me, seemingly illumined from within. Then a single dove, flying silently, quickly swallowed up by the black haze. Then a screen, or fence, lying on its side, oily to the touch. Don’t touch it, they said. Sure. Wide angle of distant white line at eye level, maybe the horizon. Unsettling bird like creatures to my left, middle distance, not moving. Plants in colourless bloom everywhere. Waxy to the touch. Don’t touch them, they said. Air heavily still. No insects. No birdcalls. No movement. Everything hushed. Tight chest; I’m breathing by taking gulps of air.

[Part of a limited edition artwork sequence, 1 of only 8]
[Notes] My works are portals to strange and disturbing worlds which cannot be reached any other way. [For a more detailed explanation please check my writings online and videos on Youtube.]
[All artworks are printed on archive quality oyster paper and then professionally framed, with reinforced backing and museum standard acrylic/Perspex. The framing of the larger works alone costs around $2k. I personally supervise the production of each one.]
Delivery details
Ships in a crate from London.

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