Thursday, December 16, 2010

Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel, in the modern standardized occult symbol system, is associated with the color blue, the evening, water, and communications. He is important in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as God's message-bearer. In Christianity, Gabriel brought the message to Mary that she would bear the divine Child. And in Islam, Gabriel brought revelation to Mohammed.

In my image here, I depict Gabriel as a Black person because I believe that angels should be represented in diverse types of humanity. He holds a lily in his right hand because he is often shown presenting that flower to Mary in paintings of the Annunciation. In his left hand he holds the scroll of written Revelation.

As with the other archangel images, Gabriel is about 3" x 5", ink and watercolor on Fabriano paper, August 1985.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Love the blue/white/silver combo...nice style and feel!