Anyway, I scanned her work and transplanted a few of the images into a mixed media triptych I made recently. The pieces are called Dawn Breaking, Mid Day, and Night:
I love the mysterious characters floating around in the original pieces. They are obscured by the print transfer process, but you can still tell they are robed, like some kind of royalty or mythic holy figures. I took a few of them and made them more central in the second piece of the triptych:
|Image of figures transferred into my art (detail)|
Because I have been working on these pieces around Christmas time, I have been thinking about those robed figures as the three kings. The three kings were actually Zoroastrian priests and astronomers, who heralded Jesus as a return of Zoroaster as prophesized in their own holy texts.
I often work themes of spiritual search, prophesy, and return into my work, albeit in very coded ways. In the modern age, I really believe that clergy are obsolete, and it’s the responsibility of every individual to seek truth. So maybe the three kings I’m imagining in this piece could be any one of us, not just religious scholars. Anyway, here are the three pieces individually, they can be purchased at my ETSY store here.