Saturday, December 18, 2010

Archangel Uriel

Archangel Uriel isn't in the Bible, but he appears in later mystical literature and angel magic. He's been standardized into the spirit of the earth, of the North, of death and the night, and colors of green. That's how I depicted him here. He's holding an inverted torch which is a medieval and Renaissance symbol for death. I made him sort of Asian, in my policy of Angel Diversity.

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


Tristan Alexander said...

He has a diffrent feel than the others. This is much more Art Nouveau looking!

emikk said...

Angel diversity?

Pyracantha said...

Emikk, the Corporation of Angels has a strict diversity policy. There is to be no discrimination in the race, color, creed, species, age, or body shape of an angel.