Collector VIII

 

Continued exploration of religious iconography and the language of the Vanitas developed into a series of works that explored the Rose Window and in particular the design era known as the Flamboyant Gothic.

 
 
 
 3,6,12, 2009

3,6,12, 2009

 Stone & glass, 2009

Stone & glass, 2009

Following an invitation to make a new work for an exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York for 'Slash, Paper under the Knife' in 2009, I created a series of designs that led to a motif using a pentagon.

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This was then incorporated into a design featuring Golden Lily by William Morris & Co. Cut out of several layers using the rose as a mask and allowing the pattern to grow around the forced rectangle and geometries.

 
 Design for Rose Window, After Morris, 2009

Design for Rose Window, After Morris, 2009

 Rose Window, After Morris, 2009

Rose Window, After Morris, 2009

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John Calvin's five points, represented by the acronym T.U.L.I.P, became the central motif for a group of diptychs.  Each work makes a visual connection to the core message and a corresponding illustration from Gustav DorĂ©'s Bible.

 total depravity, 2011

total depravity, 2011

 unconditional election, 2018

unconditional election, 2018

 limited atonement, 2012

limited atonement, 2012

 IRRESISTIBLE GRACE, 2011

IRRESISTIBLE GRACE, 2011

 perseverance of the saints, 2012

perseverance of the saints, 2012

 

photo credit: Tom Gallant