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The Serpent’s Egg: Exhibit by Ted Fullerton

August 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 7, 2023

Ted Fullerton is a Canadian artist who works in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture and has achieved awards in all four media. As a figurative artist his work is symbolic in nature. The conceptual foundation and ideology within his artistic practice is humanist in nature emphasizing the notion of belief, purpose and relationships: being and becoming. Ted Fullerton was recently invited by the European Cultural Centre to exhibit in Venice, Italy during the 2022 Venice Biennale at the exhibition venues of Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Marinaressa Gardens. As an educator, he was professor and head of the Fine Art Program at Georgian College, School of Design and Visual Art from 1978-2013.

Artist Statement

Why is there something rather than nothing remains a central question in philosophy? Essentially it is a question pertaining to metaphysics, the first principals of things that include being, knowing and identity. The concept of, The Serpent’s Egg is based on a Greek myth, The Orphic Egg, where the cosmic egg, embraced by a serpent was the source of the universe, a metaphysical consideration. The serpent, the red snake, is an image I have explored within my work for many years. It is an image that has been historically mythologized and symbolically represented with a doctrine of opposing principles. My interest in this symbolic image of the Orphic Egg and the Serpent as a creative life force is primarily associated historically aligning it with transformation, rebirth, fertility, wisdom, healing, the renewal of life as well as the Axis Mundi, the umbilical between the physical and the mystical.

-Ted Fullerton


August 30
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Orillia Museum of Art & History
30 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7A3 Canada
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