Before I formed you in the Womb
I knew you.
Before you were born
I set you apart.
Jehovah to Isiah. Jeremiah 5;1
The technique used is water colour and gouache, (a less transparent form of water and glue based pigment), on a ground of gesso (is a glue and chalk ground).
I present here 20 escatological images.
The Child comes into life from the Womb "bathed in dreams' (Wordsworth). It feels in its breast the explosion of Value from the Divine. Soon it experiences 'the shock of the Real' (Baudrillard) as Reality impinges on perception.
The collection of paintings 'A Point of Light' represents symbolically the reality of the Divine as Light.
The paintings 'The Fruit of the Womb' are an attempt to represent the daemonic as Image.
Just as the collection of paintings 'A Point of Light' tries to represent symbolically Light, so the Fruit of the Womb, an Old Testament reference, represents symbolically in these 20 paintings, (watercolour-gouache on a ground of gesso on Masonite)
the Fall of Humanity in the womb: the transformation of the Divine image into a daemonic one- of Apollo into Beelzebub (Indonesian masks).
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