No Room at the Inn
I found this beautiful head and shoulders pic of the Virgin and Child and decided to include it in a surreal landscape. The rock in the lower right-hand corner is composed of a doorway in some ancient ruins on the Maltese island of Gozo and the sun in the upper right, glitter and all, is one of the weirdest suns I have ever depicted. Furrows became haloes, and swirls became squares.
The Virgin and Child looked like my partner Ms P and one of her daughters. ‘White’ and ‘wisdom’ enshrouded in a black gown. So our name for it is ‘Ms P and B on the way to Jerusalem, Whanganui River’.
Acrylic, oil, crayon, metallic spray paint, glitter and collage on canvas board, 2007
From Faces of Earth