"Messenger" by Hunter Madsen



Hermes is the winged herald and messenger of the Olympian gods, indeed, the only Olympian who can cross the border between the living and the dead. Hermes is also a divine trickster, and the god of roads, flocks, commerce, elegant couture, and thieves. Not to be entirely trusted, then or now. 

In visiting, Hermes has brought mortals not only unearthly tidings, but also, some say, the very gift of human speech, by which our kind may comprehend and inquire.  The formal interpretation of divine texts still goes by his pagan name, hermeneutics. Almost needless to say, the craft of hermeneutics is not entirely to be trusted, either.  


TITLE - "Messenger"
WHERE - Berlin, Germany (2015)