Golgotha

“Golgtha”
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
10″ x 13″

The hill of the skull. The mount of execution. Calvary. These all refer to the location just outside of Jerusalem where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. This drawing is sort of a combination of a surrealistic, swirling composition and what I also refer to as a quantum abstraction. The main, largest figure represents Jesus and you will find all the typical iconography (wounds, thorns, cross) throughout his figure. Surveying the rest of the composition you will find the other two criminals executed alongside of him along with the witnesses, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, and John the Evangelist. Storm clouds roll in around the three crosses on the hill near the top of the piece and the stones, cracked all over represent the symbolic breaking of the temple in Jerusalem said to have happened upon his death by means of an earthquake. Within the darkness you will find three screaming faces symbolizing the inner torment of the dying souls/consciousness/spirits in a black on light black presentation. All elements flow together to bring this artwork to life.


Acquisition




• January 9, 2015

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