This painting is from my Nets of God Series. I discovered images of World War II parachute test dummies on a site called Obsolete. They were haunting reminders of man’s broken condition. We are Parachute Dummies. But for the grace of God we can not fly.

I arranged photo copies like The Three Graces. The central image is surrounded by gold leaf glory; the other two are shadow-like photo transfers. Over these is a minimally drawn charcoal figure.

Beauty is not only a terrible thing, it is also a mysterious thing. There God and the Devil strive for mastery, and the battleground is the heart of men. Fyodor Dostoevesky

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Comment by Joan K. Spencer on August 8, 2016 at 4:20pm

Great design.  I loved your comments about it too.   I enjoy the creative process and you have given yours here.  Thanks.

Comment by Laura Kestly on January 5, 2015 at 3:17pm

Love your piece & also the quote by Dostoevesky.

 

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