Day 15 - Canvas 3 of 3

Death and Resurrection . 36x24. acrylic

My work is described as "so spiritual" yet I am not comfortable enough to talk about my spiritual beliefs for many reasons. First and foremost, I do not want to offend anyone. I respect different religious and spiritual beliefs of all people. I do not want to tell people what to believe, and I do not want them to think I am asking them to believe what I do. Also, I'm not always sure I know what I believe and my beliefs are subject to change at any moment.

To a Christian, this painting, "Death and Resurrection" may appear to be solely about Christ. Personally, it had little to do with Christ, although it seems to be filled with symbolism that was purely accidental. It certainly makes reference to being nailed to a tree, there is suggestion of the crown of thorns and, of course, the resurrection. The black hole is also very much like the tomb where Jesus was buried.

This series of 3 paintings evolved from my initial paintings of mandalas. After having painted many circles I then began to think of spheres and holes, then onto stars and black holes. We all continue to try to describe the metaphysical in physical terms and so we speak in metaphors. The star and the black hole, to me describes experiences of the soul.


Marcela Calderón said...

Hi, Patti! I love your illustrations. The mandalas are my favourites! Kisses from Argentina!

Marcela Calderón said...

Thank you for visiting me! I'm so pleased when I' m visited by people of other countries! Don't worry about my language... I always try to translate my posts. Now I know you're visiting me, I'll try to do it better. Thank you so much! And sorry about the mistakes...
I'll be visisting you soon!

Michael Rigg said...

These are my new favorites!!!! I now know where I'll be spending all my 'novel money.'