If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away---Henry David Thoreau

Monday, January 24, 2011


Finished this painting entitled "Descent" today. It started out to be a different painting than it turned out to be. I started experimenting with it after I got started. The Christ figure is an outline of Gruenwald's Crucifixion that was painted, rubbed off, and drastically altered. I added the flames of Hell below in that the cruciform Christ seemed to be falling through the middle of the cross. "Descent" is a double reference to Christ's "descent" from the cross and the Christian doctrine of Christ's "descent" to Hell. The photo is a bit darker than the painting itself.

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