The radiant light of the sun encountering, refracting, and being held by the waters of the earth gave rise to life as we know it. This motif is the first of my paintings that can be described as a “Heiros Gamos” image, being a “sacred union” of masculine and feminine attributes. This painting draws from the Art Deco aesthetic. The stylized rays of light emanating from the bulb could also be thought of as wings, while the hoop the sea goddess holds answers the arc of the wings by forming the vesica pisces, geometric symbol of the birth opening. The fiery illuminated bulb meets its watery reflection at the point of the navel, forming an infinity symbol.

Oil on Linen, Artist-Made Frame, 27 x 33 inches

Currently on View at the New Orleans Academy of Art, as part of the “Responsorial” Exhibition.

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