As a Ghost That Will Not Go Down

12″ x 14″

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After his best friend, Enkidu, dies, Gilgamesh suffers such grief, he is “as a man who wanders too far from home; like a ghost that will not go down.” Here he is rowing to see Utnapishtim to talk about eternal life. Spoiler: turns out there isn’t any. Having said that, I’m still talking about Gilgamesh, so maybe in that respect.

3 Comments

  1. Rob Knorr November 16, 2013 at 6:01 am #

    Hi Noah,

    I would like to purchase the painting entitled ‘As a ghost that will not go down’ from you.
    I understand the price is $150.
    ‘Why am i awake’
    the hardest question of all- this thing called consciousness- no?

  2. Noah November 16, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Hi Rob,
    It’s yours! I’ll put a red dot on there for you. I’m sending you an email with details. As the father of a ten-week old, the question “Why am I awake?” has particular relevance. More in a sec. Noah

  3. Kathy April 4, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    I envy Rob Knorr this painting.