Exploration in Iconography

The progress of a painting featuring the Eye of Horus.

The progress of a painting featuring the Eye of Horus.

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The progress of a painting of Kali.

The progress of a painting of Kali.

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I'm currently working on a series of paintings which explore the iconography of multiple cultures and religions. Four paintings are completed or in progress. Two of which include Ancient Egyptian iconography incorporating the Eye of Horus. Horus was depicted as a hawk, or a man with the head of a hawk. The god of the sky. His right eye represents the sun, and his left the moon.

Two more are explorations of the Hindu goddess Kali. Her depictions often seem terrifying. Killer of demons, and the representation of the force of time. Typically depicted with multiple arms: right hands offering gifts of insight, while at least one arm is raised carrying the sword of enlightenment. She is the embodiment of nature, her skin is blue as she is clad in space. Her eyes are open wide and blazing with fire, and her hair is long, black,and flowing wildly.