Throughout the ages, different religions have had visions of messengers of the gods; winged creatures, angelic beings. This exhibition explores the different concepts called Angels, Seraphim, cherubim, and various mythologies surrounding angelic winged creatures throughout history. The artworks have been created in my signature ochre technique, using layered washes and strategic removal of paint to create a deep three dimensional look and a strong emotional feel. Skin tones are produced using this technique with colors and glazes to enhance the emotive qualities and sketcherly aspect of the figures with rich warm earth tones and splashes of color in traditional Flemish Technique glazing. The paintings explore different mythological representations of angels from several cultures, past and present. I have studied art history, comparative religion and mythology at length and have put my studies into practice in this exhibition. I examine the notion that while so many religions may be different, they have many similarities as well, and that it is exciting to explore the similarities, rather than dwell on the differences. From the beautifully colored multi-wing angels of Islam to the different choirs of angels in Christianity, to Hindu Kinnari and Taoist Tian Shi. From history to the present, a look a the messengers of the gods.
Join me in Interpreting the Messengers of the Gods.
22nd to the 6th of March 2013
Dome Gallery, Mission to Seafarers – 717 Flinders St, Melbourne Australia.
30% of the proceeds from sales go towards the Mission to Seafarers and their Flying Angel Clubs, maintaining the physical and Mental health of seafarers of all nations. This exhibition is proudly supported by Bendigo Wealth.