PAINTINGS: “MASKS OF GOD … “ SERIES
Placing these two in my first painting of this series was a visual choice of juxtaposition. Throughout human history groups have worshipped the spiritual energies within our Earth. Here the Green Woman/Mother Earth covers her face with a silver mask to represent the many faces she has been given.
She steps down upon a representation of the dead Jesus Christ. He is covered with images of a crucified Jesus. His religion is based on a myth that only by confessing to sin and doing penance can a follower grow past guilt and gain a favorable seat in a heavenly place in an earthly death’s afterlife. Jesus is shown after his removal from the cross and has the marks of the wounds in his hands & feet. He wears the golden mask that represents the rich vestments of his religion.
26"H x 20"
Acrylic paints, gold leaf, silver leaf, inks, pastels, charcoal on Bristol Board
Photo by Lance Kuehne
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