Here's another of the pieces I did from Highfield's compendium of occult images. This figure is the character-image for "Chesed," or "Hesed," the fourth of the Sephirah, or stations, on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. As with Geburah, the red image, this Sephirah has many traditional associations: the planet Jupiter (whose symbol is on the figure's robe), the color blue, the tetrahedrons, and the righteous King who rules with compassion and kindness. As with Geburah, I borrowed from 19th-century Russian fairy tale illustrations to create this image.
"Chesed" is ink and watercolor, 5" x 9", January 1985.