“On the Way, To the Oracle”
Inspiration & Technique
Drawn first in detail then painted with oils.
This is the exact spot in Greece where the Oracle of Delphi was thought to have resided. The Oracle was usually a woman picked off the street, possibly homeless. She was told to sit in a location where there was thought to have had cracks in the earth, where she inhaled vapors and went into a trance. The laurel leaves were also eaten by her to help her see the future.