Noah's Ark

Edward Koren

Noah's Ark


In his drawing of Noah’s ark, a subject that artists throughout history have welcomed as an opportunity to portray the variety of the animal kingdom on a single canvas, Koren does not hesitate to insert a couple of his own creatures and their offspring—evidence of their having jumped the gun on procreation—in the line waiting to board the ark, suggesting that his species was included in God’s original plan. What makes this furry family’s intrusion into biblical history so funny is their very contemporary human expressions of impatience and tension, apparent in the male’s posture with his hand on his hip and the children’s crossed arms, as they approach what appears to be an airport security gate manned by Noah.


Work Date:
18 1/2 x 24 inches
Pen and India ink on bond paper
Credit Line:
Courtsey of the artist