This picture, the Four Archangels group, is still in Massachusetts, if it hasn't been lost. I've done many Archangel Michael pictures, and this tiny image was one of my earliest. I dressed him in the appropriate fiery armor, and suggested red flaming wings behind him. But why did I have his sword lowered, as if he were about to give up the eternal battle? I'd certainly make him more active if I had to do another Archangel Michael. But lately I have about had it with angels. They are everywhere in pretentious pop culture art and even Japanese anime seems obsessed with them. Enough with the angels please.
"Archangel Michael" is ink and watercolor on Fabriano paper, about 3" x 5", August 1985.