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Angel in the Sky - World religions have always placed emphasis on the power of the written word and have greatly influenced who I am in this modern world - and how I see life.  Sometimes, over all other human experiences, the word itself takes a very predominant role over-shadowing everything else. The Christian Bible and the written word is often considered by many as the main manifestation of God's presence in the world.  Even in Islamic traditions through beautiful calligraphy emphasize God's powerful impact. The illuminated traditions of text from Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism are also great examples of the power of words as the symbology of life.  


This work plays on the written word and its effects on religious beliefs while investigating an idea that had influenced my thinking since childhood.  Growing up in an Italian Catholic family while learning about the presence of God in my life and all the mystery associated with religions of the world.  I wanted to create a work that was like an illuminated manuscript filled with the symbolism between the duality of "life and death" and how closely the inter-connectiveness of this phenomenon is. By blending together my inquisitiveness of life and death, juxtapositions naturally occurred within the work creating a natural division between the great mystery of life and the darkness of death.  


Assembly Methodology & Materials: 

•Initial research of worldly religions, spiritual references and typography were gathered in the style of previous generations, used to conceptualize each new component rendition. 


•Illuminated manuscripts were also studies from western traditions. 

•Drafted and photographed onto lithographic aluminum plates creating each consecutive layer and alternative state.

•Editioned  - 7 Colour Lithograph - Plate - Edition /20 + AP

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ANGEL IN THE SKY

MEDIA - 7 Colour Lithograph - Plate - Edition /20 + AP

DIMENSIONS - H18" x W9" 

2010