Day: May 5, 2018

Series Subject is The Fates, Lachesis, The Series Style is Non-Geometric, Delineated, Abstract, Figurative by Nawfal Johnson

Title: Lachesis.

Creation Date: 22 April 2018.

Subject: The Ancient Greek Fate, Lachesis.

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson

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Penang, Malaysia.


Lachesis (/ˈlækɪsɪs/; Greek: Λάχεσις, Lakhesis, “disposer of lots”, from λαγχάνω, lanchano, “to obtain by lot, by fate, or by the will of the gods”), in ancient Greek religion, was the second of the Three Fates, or Moirai: Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos. Normally seen clothed in white, Lachesis is the measurer of the thread spun on Clotho’s spindle, and in some texts, determines Destiny, or thread of life. Her Roman equivalent was Decima. Lachesis was the apportioner, deciding how much time for life was to be allowed for each person or being. She measured the thread of life with her rod. She is also said to choose a person’s destiny after a thread was measured. In mythology, it is said that she appears with her sisters within three days of a baby’s birth to decide its fate. (Source:


Series Subject/Series Title: The Fates.

The Series Style: Non-Geometric, Delineated, Abstract, Figurative.

Even though Lachesis is second of the three Fates, she is the first of the Fates I completed in this series. She is typically shown in white, but my works are all colourful; therefore, my use of colour doesn’t escape Lachesis.

This is a three piece series. It is of a “Non-Geometric, Delineated, Abstract, Figurative, style. The three art photographs of this series are my representation of the Greek mythological Fates: Lachesis, Clotho, and Atropos. There was no particular spark of influence to do this series. I am a student of Ancient Greek History, and Mythology, and I wanted to do a series of the Fates in my personal style: Non-geometric, Delineated Abstract.

These artworks are mixed medium—a combination of Alcohol, Oil, and Water based ink dyes. The original material is 135 gsm art paper, and the final material is digital photography.




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