Sunday, October 26, 2014

Jacob and the Angel – Fall 2014

Jacob and the Angel

This enigmatic Old Testament episode suggests to me the interconnectedness of opposing forces:

Human vs. Divine
Chaos vs. Clarity
Victory vs. Defeat
Fear vs. Desire
Ordeal vs. Play

The disparate elements in the paintings interact with these opposing forces to create a strangeness, a density of perception that is necessary for making a painting.

                             Jacob and the Angel (a glimpse)      30”x40”           charcoal/paper

                                        Jacob and the Angel I          40”x30”           oil/canvas

                                       Jacob and the Angel II         36”x48”           oil/canvas

                                       Jacob and the Angel III        36”x48”           oil/canvas