' A School of Two Convictions ’ , 2013, Watercolor, graphite, and ink .
The recurring idea that our battles of this world are not so carnal… By focusing on philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, the work places me into the shoes of others who once shared my convictions. (ie. Michelangelo (as Heraclitus), Icarus, Plato, and Aristotle) The work presents a hierarchy of virtues and vices as well as the idea that this is the full package of all life. Greek Goddess Athena passes the subject skill while Egyptian Goddess Hathor ensnares him into feminine love. The wings of the Holy Spirit seem vivacious in its guidance while the wings of Icarus are unstable in it’s ways. There is a certain choice to be made with the paralyzed subject as myths and truths assist in coagulating his spiritual sight.
Inspired by A Tale of Two Cities, Raphael’s School of Athens, and Ephesians 6:12 KJV.
video: http://youtu.be/fdclNSvj3pY .