Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Goha



Goha's Dream
10" x 10"
acrylic

This is a commission piece I painted for a friend. It depicts Goha, a foolish wiseman, in the following Middle-Eastern tale:

"Goha had a water buffalo whose horns were far apart. One day, the animal sat down near him. The night before, Goha had dreamed he could mount between the water buffalo's horns and pretend he was sitting on a throne. With the water buffalo so near, Goha could not resist the temptation. He sat on the buffalo's head. The water buffalo immediately stood up and tossed Goha to the ground. His wife, who had seen the accident, began to cry. 'Weep not wife,' groaned Goha, 'I have had my suffering, but at least my dream came true!'"


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