Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Oh God, Oh God

Sometimes I go for more overtly Christian imagely, although this freaks people out more often than not.

This painting is called "The Lamentations of St. Agnes", and is part of an ongoing series of female Catholic saints, the painting of which is an exploration of the line between spiritual and sexual ecstasy. Thus the repetition of the phrase "OGOD" (a contraction of "Oh God") around two sides of the painting. This also freaks people out, by the way.

In neither case can this be my concern.

I do like how the OGOD border lends a cinematic air to the proceedings; the suggestion, perhaps, of a Tarantino/Plutarch fusion. And I must say, I could probably die happy just having painted this face...

Oh God.


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